Victim Support Manifesto 2001 - Information

After a crime, victims will need a range of information. They will need information about home security and compensation and what services are available to them. If they have reported the crime, they will also want to know how this is being dealt with, and what opportunities they have to provide information.

Improved information for victims of crime abroad

When Karen was murdered abroad, her family wanted to find out as much as possible about the investigation by the foreign authorities and what was being done to bring the murderer to justice. However they found it very difficult to obtain sensitive information from the statutory authorities here about the criminal justice system in the country where the crime was committed and progress in their case.

Victim Support believes that statutory authorities should provide sensitive support for those who are victims of crime abroad, including liaison with foreign justice agencies, provision of information, practical assistance and compensation.

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