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General victim and witness information

If you are looking for general information that applies to victims and witnesses of crime you are likely to find everything you need to know using the following links.

If not, then please contact The Victim and Witness Service Centre who will be able to help you.

  • Agencies who support victims and witnesses of crime

    Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police work with a vast number of organisations who can offer all sorts of support to victims and witnesses of crime.

  • Child victims and witnesses

    There is specific support that must be given to victims under the age of 18 and there are support agencies who offer well designed support for child victims and witnesses.

  • Compensation

    You can apply for compensation if you have been physically or mentally injured as a blameless victim of a violent crime in England, Scotland or Wales.

  • Court listings

    View crown court cases being heard in the country each day.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    A helpful list of frequently asked questions by victims and witnesses of crime.

  • Recent successful outcomes

    Examples of successful prosecutions achieved in the main by the support of victims and witnesses.

  • The Witness Charter

    Guidance on how you can expect to be treated by the police as a witness to a crime or incident.

  • Victim and Witness Service Centre contact details

    This dedicated unit provides a direct point of contact for victims and witnesses to gain information and support from the point of charge through to case completion.

  • Work with us

    Information on neighbourhood watch and careers within the police.

  • You're the Judge

    Have you ever wondered how judges and magistrates decide the sentences they pass? Try this interactive guide to sentencing.

  • Legislation changes

    Details of any recent legislation changes that impact on victims and/or witnesses of crime.

  • The Government's Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

    Legislation on how you can expect to be treated by the police as a victim of crime or incident.

  • Information documents

    The Ministry of Justice Department has produced lots of information documents relating to support and services available for victims and witnesses.

  • Police Victim Right to Review Scheme (VRR)

    From 1st April 2015 victims of crime will be able to request a review of any decisions made by the police not to bring proceedings in cases where the police have authority to charge or where they have made the decision to not refer your case to CPS for a charging decision.