This guide relates to the use of intermediaries and ground rules hearings during the Intermediaries Pilot Program which will operate between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2020. The guide is a multi-jurisdictional one and was developed by the County Court, Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and Supreme Court. The scheme for intermediaries and ground rules hearings, designed to assist children and other vulnerable witnesses in giving evidence in criminal cases, is set out in Part 8.2A (External link) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009. The guide must be read in conjunction with Part 8.2A.

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