A Royal Commission of Inquiry was announced this month to look into historical cases of abuse in state care.
The inquiry will cover abuse cases committed over a fifty year period from 1950 to 1999 and include physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as neglect.
But while some survivors are welcoming the news, others have already tried - and failed - to get justice from the Government.
Mike Wesley-Smith met one man who says his treatment by crown law made him feel victimised all over again.
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