What VWCCS Does
Providing a helping hand...
VWCCS was establishedÂ to inform and support victims and witnesses of crime within the unfamiliar environment of the court.
We know that appearing in courtÂ as a victim or a witness ofÂ crimeÂ can be bothÂ confusing and daunting. VWCCSÂ canÂ make this process easier for you by providing you with the information you need and being there with you at court to make you feel safe and comfortable. VWCCSÂ can be there for you, if you need us,Â throughout the entire trial. Our service is free.
VWCCS’sÂ roleÂ is to be at court to supportÂ victims and witnesses of crime who have been required to attend court by the police. VWCCS’s aim is to prepare and support clients throughout criminal hearingsÂ so the best outcome can be achieved for both them and theÂ prosecution.
Importantly, VWCCS does not provide advocacy services. The agencyÂ focuses solelyÂ on providing a court support service for victims and witnesses of crime.
VWCCSÂ accepts referrals from various victims of crime agencies including police, prosecutors, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), organisations supporting victims of domestic violence (male and female), social workers and the general public.
TheÂ court supportÂ team consists ofÂ trained volunteers. TheÂ service is free to allÂ victims and witnesses.
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