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Your rights

If you’ve been a victim of crime you have the right to receive a certain level of service from the criminal justice system.

Your rights are explained in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (the Victims Code). The Code tells you what you can expect from each criminal justice agency, including the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts.

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    Victims Code

    The minimum level of service that you should receive from the criminal justice system.

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    Restorative justice

    An approach to trying to deal with the harm caused by crime and other conflicts.

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    Your rights as a witness

    The Witness Charter sets out standards that you can expect from the criminal justice system.

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    Victim Personal Statements

    Your opportunity to explain in your own words the impact of a crime.

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