Monday, June 24, 2024

Next SA Commissioner for Victims’ Rights named

A victims’ advocate with more than a decade of experience has been appointed as South Australia’s next Commissioner for Victims’ Rights.

Sarah Quick, who has worked in the Commissioner for Victims’ Rights’ office for the past 15 years, will take over as Commissioner from Bronwyn Killmier, whose five-year term finishes at the end of July.

Ms Quick began in the Commissioner’s office in 2008, under inaugural Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, Michael O’Connell, as a Program and Policy Officer before being elevated to Assistant Commissioner in 2017.

In her time with the Commissioner’s office, Ms Quick has been awarded the Victim Support Service’s Victim Service Worker of the Year.

“This is an important role, and I consider it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to represent victims of crime and promote their rights, needs and interests,” said Ms Quick.

“I am passionate about working with victims of crime and promoting the recognition, inclusion and participation of all victims.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with key stakeholders to promote and protect victims’ rights and to evaluate what might be done to better serve and support victims of crime in South Australia.

“As Commissioner I will seek to improve victims’ access to justice and supports and am honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of being a voice for people who experience crime,” she said.

She has been appointed for a five-year term, commencing on 1 August 2023.

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