Get free help and advice from Victim Support if you’ve been a victim of crime.
Victim Support is a charity that offers:
- emotional support, eg coping with the after-effects of crime
- practical help, eg getting locks changed or help filling in forms for insurance and compensation
- advice on dealing with the police
- information and support if you go to court as a witness
You can also find victim services in your area that can help you.
Take part in a restorative justice scheme
Contact your local victim support organisation, police force, or probation officer if you’d like to:
- meet the offender involved
- talk about how your life has been affected
- get answers to your questions and an apology
This kind of meeting is sometimes called ‘restorative justice’.
If you’re contacted by a prisoner
Contact the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Victim Helpline if you get unwanted letters, phone calls, texts or messages from a prisoner.
You can also contact the helpline if you’re worried about someone being released from prison.