Information for victims of crime
If you report a crime or have been a victim of crime you will receive a letter from the Victim Care Bureau. Included with this letter is a 'Victim of Crime' leaflet which offers advise and includes details of services available to victims.
You can download the leaflet in PDF format below:
Victims of Crime leaflet (PDF)
The Home Office has created the leaflet to explain:
- What the police will do
- Going to court
- Your rights
- Compensation (if you have been injured or your property stolen or damaged)
- Support and advice available from other organisations in Northumbria.
Visit Mencap for further information.
Victim's Code of Practice
In April 2006, the Victim's Code of Practice came into force. CJS Online has information about the Code and attending court as a victim. You will also find guidance for vulnerable or intimidated victims, including children, on the website. You can view a Victim Virtual Walkthrough at CJS Online.
If you require further information visit the Useful Links page.
Information for Victims of Young Offenders
(Offenders under the age of 18)
Have you been a victim of crime where the person responsible was under 18? If the answer is yes and your offender has pleaded or been found guilty of the crime take a look at the PDF below.
You can find information explaining sentencing, like what sentences are for and how sentences are worked out on the Sentencing Council website.
If you’d like a five minute overview, take a look at this short video which gives the basics on what kinds of sentence there are and how judges and magistrates decide what sentence to give.