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Victims and witnesses

Victims and witnesses

We understand that being a victim of a crime is a shocking and traumatic experience that can impact on your life long after the original crime has been committed.

We know that the best way to bring the perpetrator to justice is by ensuring you understand what is happening and are fully supported throughout the process from the moment you have reported the crime to the conclusion of your case.

Witnesses can be the victim of the crime, or a person who was at the scene and observed what happened. Being a witness and going to court can be daunting which is why we aim to guide and support you through the process.

This section contains information and advice for victims and witnesses. Please select the links below or on the right hand side of the page.


  • Reporting a crime
  • What you can expect from us
  • Victim's Code feedback
  • What if my case goes to court?
  • Going to court - frequently asked questions
  • Further advice and support


  • What you can expect from us
  • Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses
  • Your local witness care unit
  • Witness expense claims
  • Witness feedback
  • Further advice and support for witnesses

Booklets for additional information

These booklets provide information that will be helpful to you and explain what you can expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies:

A British sign language video of the You matter we care booklet (Introduction)

To see the others please visit the our youTube channel, or our Bristish sign language page.

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