The Ministry of Justice have today announced the launch of the Victims’ Information Service.
The service is a combination of a website and supporting helpline to direct victims of crime to the right local support.The new website provides factual information about what happens after a crime and what help victims can expect, as well as information on Restorative Justice and how victims of crime can go about claiming compensation. There is also a function which allows people to search for the services available in their local area.
The telephone information line is run by Victim Support and directs people towards the most appropriate support available in their area. The helpline can also provide information to people about their entitlements as victims and, where appropriate, provide immediate emotional support to vulnerable people.
The Victims’ Information Service website is www.victimsinformationservice.org.uk and the telephone helpline number is 0808 168 9293 (freephone number).