Guide for crime victims

Victims of crime will be able to hold the criminal justice system to account under proposals for a new code of practice backed by law, the Government announced today.

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Victims of crime to hold the justice system to account

The Government will announce today, that under new proposals backed by the law, victims of crime will be able to hold the criminal justice system to account.

The Victims' Code, as it will be known, tells people what they can expect from the moment a crime is reported to the end of the trial.

Support for crime victims under new guidelines Credit: Dave Cheskin/PA Wire

The Ministry of Justice said they will be advised on who to contact for help if it is not provided.

Extra support for victims of the most serious crimes will be offered, along with specialist support for younger victims.

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