Resources

To learn more about the role of Communication Assistants, here are some resources and links you may find helpful.

 

https://www.benchmark.org.nz/guidelines/communication-assistants/

Benchmark Guidelines

https://www.benchmark.org.nz/guidelines/questioning-children 

Advocates Gateway

The Advocates Gateway website provides highly practical advice for legal professionals e.g. toolkits to assist with the preparation of questions for vulnerable people.

www.theadvocatesgateway.org

 

Auckland District Law Society

The Auckland District Law Society supports professional development of lawyers in across New Zealand.

https://www.adls.org.nz/cpd/cpd-events/2480/vulnerable-witnesses-and-defendants-the-use-of-a-communication-assistant-live-s

 

Intermediaries for Justice

The Intermediaries for Justice (IFJ) is the professional body for intermediaries who work in the justice system with police, judges and lawyers.

www.intermediaries-for-justice.org

Ministry of Justice

www.justice.govt.nz

CA process and referral indicators

Rules of giving evidence

Kensington, Whangarei 0145 

1 Kensington Ave, PO Box 8059,

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