Did you know that there is a Code of Practice for victims of crime which sets out services and the minimum standard for these services which must be provided to victims of crime in England and Wales?
Victims of crime have 12 rights as follows:
- To be able to understand and to be understood
- To have the details of the crime recorded without unjustified delay
- To be provided with information when reporting a crime
- To be referred to services that support victims and have services and support tailored to your needs
- To be provided with information about compensation
- To be provided with information about the investigation and prosecution
- To make a Victim Person Statement
- To be given information about the trial, trial process and your role as a witness
- To be given information about the outcome of the case and any appeals
- To be paid expenses and have property returned
- To be given information about the offender following a conviction
- To make a complaint about your rights not being met
Download a full version of the Victims Code 2020.
Did you know that under Right 3, victims of crime have the right to information, including about Restorative Justice?
If you’d like to explore Restorative Justice, please to get in touch and make a referral.