Coping with crime
Everyone reacts differently to their experience of crime or attending court and, for some, being a victim of crime can lead to all kinds of problems.
In addition to coping with the experience there are often many practical matters to attend to. And if a case is investigated by the police or goes to court, worries about dealing with the procedures and processes of the criminal justice system.Use our website to find out more about:
- the effects of crime and how to reduce these
- dealing with practical matters after a crime - for example, compensation, insurance and housing
- how the criminal justice system works - for example, reporting a crime, court proceedings and what happens after sentencing.
Victim Support County Durham's volunteers and staff are available to provide emotional and practical support and information to anyone affected by crime - our contact details are available on our website.