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Victim of Online Abuse: how do I get help?

If you’re worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to stay safe online here. Online abuse is any type of abuse that occurs on the internet – many of us spend part of our day…

EU Victims Day

EU Victims Day 2017

22 February marks EU Victims Day and awareness is being raised all around Europe, specifically by members of Victim Support Europe. Supporting Justice are getting involved through the following:


Cruise Ship Crime

On 2 January 2017, a passenger’s body was found in the M/V Sharden’s ventilation shaft 2 months after being reported missing. On 23 December 2016, a 74 year-old woman was reported missing from the Queen Mary 2 and was thought…

Why is there a need for a victim service quality mark?

There has been considerable improvement over the past few years in services that help support those affected by crime. There were an estimated 6.4 million incidents of crime experienced by adults over the age of 16 in the year ending…

EU Directive post referendum

The EU Victims’ Directive (Directive 2012/29/EU) came into effect on 16th November 2015. Its aim is to establish the minimum standards for the equal rights, support and protection to all victims of crime in EU Member States.

Criminal Justice post referendum

The result of the EU referendum last month seemed to take most people by surprise. The seismic shifts that have taken place in our political landscape in such a short space of time are testament to that; no one really…

Brexit – Your vote: What about Victims and Witnesses?

The “Brexit” debate, which will lead to a defining moment in our history and set the tone and course of our relations with Europe and the rest of the world, has been almost exclusively focused on the economy and immigration.