Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Victim support services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Ćopić Sanja M. | Vidaković Ivana M.

Journal: Temida
ISSN 1450-6637

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2002;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

ABSTRACT
In the paper, authors tried to present activities of one of the oldest European Victim Support Services - Victim Support for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. During 1970s, through practice and research projects, the need for recognizing the physical and psychological status of victims after the crime was committed, as well as the need of providing them with the (informal) assistance and support were noticed. That has resulted in establishing numerous of local victim support services (schemes), which united in the National Association of the Victim Support Services in 1979. Significant support was given to the Service in 1980s through the recommendations of the Council of Europe on the assistance for victims of crime and prevention of victimization through direct support given to the victim immediately after the incident, including protection and safety, medical, mental, social and financial support, as well as providing the victim with information on his/her rights, support during the criminal proceeding, assistance in getting compensation etc. Organization and structure of the service, referral system, code of practice and two main programs: Victim Service and Witness Service are reviewed in the paper.

Tango Jona
Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

     Affiliate Program