Guideline 10 – Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act

Guideline 10 – Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person in the following proceedings pursuant to the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009:

  • an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions for a detention order
  • an application of the Secretary to the Department of Justice for an Supervision Order.

Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline are only made by the standard grants assessment process.

A member of the section 29A practitioner panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via ATLAS with the following documents for assessment:

  • relevant proof of means
  • a copy of the court application
  • the lawyer’s assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the application (if the application is made by a lawyer)
  • an indication of the appropriate level of detention or supervision that the person should receive and the reasons why.