Registered Intermediary Schemes

Date published: 01 December 2021

Last updated: 01 December 2021

Registered Intermediaries (RIs) are communication specialists who assist vulnerable victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants with significant communication deficits to communicate their answers more effectively during police interview and when giving evidence at trial. The RI Schemes currently operate in respect of criminal cases being heard in all Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth courts.


For further information on RIs, please contact the Intermediaries Schemes Secretariat on (028) 9052 0554 or by emailing


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