WHO WE ARE

PACT (Protect All Children Today) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to impartially supporting child victims of crime and child witnesses as they give evidence in the court and legal system. We recruit, train and engage skilled and compassionate volunteer Child Witness Support Champions to support children and their families through what can be an incredibly stressful and traumatic time.

PACT is the only organisation in QLD specifically working to support children and young people through the court process. We do this through our Child Witness Support Program which helps over 1,800 children every year as they navigate stressful legal proceedings, either as victims of, or witnesses to, a crime.

With more than 35 years’ experience in the field of child protection, PACT is Queensland’s leading non-profit in supporting child victims and witnesses to crime, and the only organisation working specifically in the child court arena.

PACT services are more in demand than ever and we are always looking for new members to join us in the role of a Child Witness Support Volunteer.

 

 Our vision

Every child is supported through the legal and court system, with confidence to speak up and feel heard as they give their best evidence.


  Our purpose

To educate, empower and support child witnesses as they prepare to give evidence, and be by their side as they give their best evidence in court.


  Our values

We value children and their right to be heard without fear or compromise. Using compassion, honesty and reassurance we help children to realise their strength to journey through the legal and court system, and the stage beyond.

 

 Integrity, Respect, Empowerment, Compassion, Community, Education

♦ We follow our moral and ethical convictions to provide impartial support so we honour the justice system in which we operate, as we support children and their families with the highest level of professionalism.

♦ We respect children and their right to be heard as individuals.

♦ Our support empowers the child and helps build their strength and resilience, to journey through the legal and court system.

♦ The support for the child and their family recognises their traumatic experience and offers support that is confidential, impartial and free from judgement.

♦ We strive to build a strong community focused on child protection that advocates for the rights of the child.

♦ We are committed to ensuring every child and their family has the knowledge and understanding of the court process so they can give their best evidence.