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Victim Support

If you have become a victim of crime, you may wonder what action you should or can take. Feelings and emotions ranging from anger to helplessness or fear and worry may also add confusion to the matter. Everyone’s situation is unique and we will tailor our support to your needs.

  • Victim Support

    If you have become a victim of crime, you may wonder what action you should or can take.

  • Working Together to Investigate Your Crime

    If you are a victim of crime we will treat you in a courteous, respectful, sensitive, professional and non-discriminatory way.

  • Agencies That Support Victims and Witnesses to Crime

    There are voluntary and support organisations that may be able to help if you're a victim of crime.

  • Victim Support NI

    Victim Support helps people who have been a victim of, or a witness to, a crime.

  • Northern Ireland Victim Charter

    The NI Victim Charter is a Charter for victims of crime.

  • Crime, Justice and the Law

    The criminal justice agencies, including the Police Service, have provided a step-by-step guide on the website.

  • Going to Court

    Giving evidence in court as a victim or witness is an important part of the criminal justice system.

  • Special Measures

    There are ways to help you to give your best evidence and to help to relieve some of the stress and worry sometimes associated with giving evidence at court.

  • Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU)

    The Role of the Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU) is to provide a single point of contact within the criminal justice system.

  • The Public Prosecution Service

    The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) was established in June 2005 by the commencement of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

  • Victim Information Schemes

    If the offender who committed a crime against you has been found guilty and sentenced the Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU) will give you information about the relevant victim information scheme.

  • Victim Personal Statement

    A victim personal statement (VPS) allows you to say, in your own words, how a crime has affected or continues to affect you.

  • Registered Intermediary Scheme

    Help for vulnerable people giving evidence during investigation and trial

  • Compensation Services

    Compensation Services support the victims of violent crime by providing compensation to those who sustain loss as a result of actions taken under emergency legislation.

  • Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

    Public Court Lists Online is a service which will allow you to view the court lists for civil and criminal business

  • Support to those bereaved

    Where the police service investigates a death they have a positive duty to communicate with the bereaved family.