DoCS NOT to Delay Court Proceedings
“For legal practitioners to delay court proceedings to the benefit of alleged pedophiles and child abusers is abhorrent and I commend Judge Helen O’Sullivan on behalf of child victims for her recent stand against these avoidable delays.
“The Department of Child Safety and the Police do as much as they can to bring offenders before the courts, and it is important for the justice system to recognise the emotional impacts delays can have on child victims.
“Of further concern is, that until Child Affected Hearings are completed, offenders can be walking around in our community preying on other innocent children.
“There are clearly deficiencies in the processes of handling certain cases, which has led to the detriment of the psychological recovery of abused children.