Victims of crime
Experiencing crime can be both distressing and confusing.
We’re working to reduce crime and hope you never experience it
but we want to make sure you receive the best possible support
should that happen.
We work closely with Victim Support, the national charity for
victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales, to make sure
you’re offered emotional support whether you’ve been affected by
crime or watched one take place.
Victim Support provides a confidential service across Essex and
makes contact with victims within four days of a crime taking
place. To make sure this happens we will inform Victim Support of
the crime within 24 hours of it happening unless you request
You can talk to Victim Support in confidence for:
- Emotional support
- Practical help
- Information on police and court procedures
- Information about compensation and insurance
- Links to other sources of help
Victim Support can also help if you’ve witnessed a crime and are
worried about going to court to give evidence.
The Witness Service runs in every criminal court in Essex and
offers witnesses and their families someone to talk to in
confidence and accompany them to court should they need the
Contacting Victim Support
You can contact Victim Support Essex by:
You’ll find more detailed information on the Victim Support website.
The Criminal Justice System website offers an interactive
guide for victims of crime. The guide explains the processes
you will encounter at every stage from reporting crime to what to
expect in court.