As a victim am I entitled to get support?
If you do decide to report to the police then there is a government document called the ‘Victims Code’ which details the support and information you should get from criminal justice agencies. These are organisations such as the police, Crown Prosecution Service and the courts.
As a victim of crime can I claim compensation?
If you have been a victim of a violent offence, you may be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
To find out more, visit: www.gov.uk/claim-compensation-criminal-injury or call CICA on 0800 0149757.
If you need assistance with making a claim then we can help you with that free of any charge
How do I let the court know about the impact the crime has had on me?
Making a Victim Personal Statement (VPS) gives you a voice in the criminal justice process. The VPS lets you explain in your own words how a crime has affected you physically, emotionally, financially or in any other way.
Making a VPS is your choice. You do not have to make one if you do not want to but if you do choose to make a VPS, it can be written or recorded.
If you need help in preparing a VPS then we can help with that.
What if the police or the Crown Prosecution Service have decided to take No Further Action against a person they arrested?
Under certain circumstances you have a right to review that decision, we can help you with this if that is what you would like to do.