About criminal court process and legal terms
If you've experienced a sexualized assault and police have laid a charge, the case will enter the criminal court system.
A support worker can:
- update you on the progress of the charge through the legal system;
- explain the processes of the legal system;
- inform you of your rights and options throughout the legal system process; and
- connect you to other support services that you may feel would be helpful.
There is no pressure to report if you do not want to. Find out what happens when a charge is laid.
Learn about the many key roles in the criminal justice system and the legal terms used in a criminal justice court and proceedings. These terms may help you if you choose to report a sexualized assault or a charge has been laid.