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Victims and Witnesses

Championing justice and defending the rights of victims, fairly, firmly and effectively is at the heart of all we do.

What happens when you are a Victim or Witness?

CPS employee speaking to witnessBeing a victim or a witness to a crime is not easy, but, with your help, we work hard to bring offenders to justice. Throughout the justice process we will support you and treat you with dignity.

From reporting the crime to passing sentence we explain what happens, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service and what you can expect from us.

Reporting a Crime

Going to Court

Young Victims and Witnesses

Follow the progress of Jerome and Millie as they give evidence in court. These easy to read pages give you an insight into the importance of being a witness and explain how the Crown Prosecution Service supports children and young people.

Information for young victims and witnesses

Resources for Victims and Witnesses

A list of resources that explain in detail how we make decisions and our policies relating to Victims and Witnesses

Resources for victims and witnesses

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