You may have different compensation options if you are, or have previously been, in jail.
If you experienced childhood sexual abuse, you may be able to get compensation.
Compensation can recognise the wrongdoing done to you and help you to recover money. Your compensation options might be different if you are, or have previously been, in jail.
Your compensation options include:
- applying to the National Redress Scheme
- taking legal action against the person and/or institution responsible for what happened to you (civil claim)
- applying to your state or territory victims of crime payment
- applying for a criminal court compensation order if there is a criminal case against the person responsible for what happened to you
- applying to an institutional redress scheme
If you wish to apply to the National Redress Scheme and you are, or have previously been, in jail, the application process may be different for you. Please see our fact sheet ‘Applying for redress for people in jail and people with serious criminal convictions’.
It is important that you get legal advice about the redress or compensation options that are relevant to you.