Helping victims and witnesses


Crime Reduction Strategy


Helping victims and witnesses

An important thrust of our crime reduction strategy involves supporting and helping victims of crime – not only to bring about a criminal justice system in which the needs of
victims and witnesses are recognised, but also to help increase confidence in the criminal justice system and encourage the development of confident communities who are willing
to stand up against criminals and tackle local crime collectively. To this end we are increasing Victim Support’s funding, implementing a host of measures to assist victims and
witnesses when giving evidence in court, and improving services for victims and witnesses in magistrates’ courts.

Crime Targets Task Force
December 1999

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Last update:  19 February 2004

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