Recommended resources for:
- how judges decide sentences
- victim impact statements
- diversion programs
- community corrections orders
- criminal records
- appealing a sentence.
Information about sentencing laws and processes in Victoria, such as sentencing orders, penalties and parole.
Victim impact statements
Information for victims of crime about writing a Victim Impact Statement and how it can be used in court.
A factsheet explaining how a diversion program can allow you to avoid the court system and a criminal record. It includes information on how to apply for one.
Community corrections orders
A factsheet explaining what community corrections orders are, when you can get one and the consequences if you break a condition of an order.
A guide explaining what kind of information is held on your criminal record and which organisations can have access to it.
Want to speak with someone about sentencing?
Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387
Victims of Crime Helpline: 1800 819 817