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Welcome to your local victim care website for Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

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The aim of this website is to tell you about support available locally to anyone of any age, to promote your rights and to give you more information about the criminal justice system.

Your rights

What you need to know.

Experiencing a crime can be daunting and overwhelming. We want you to know that there are measures in place to protect and support you as a victim of crime and help make your journey easier. Click on the button below to find out more.

Victim Care Unit

Getting help through Devon & Cornwall Police.

When you report a crime, Devon and Cornwall Police will talk to you initially and can arrange for you to be contacted by the Victim Care Unit. With your consent, the Victim Care Unit can refer you to the most appropriate service. Click on the button below to find out more.

criminal justice and you

An essential guide to the criminal justice process for victims and witnesses 

Featuring videos by experts in their area to support victims, helping them to  stay informed every step of the way. Watch in your own time and at your own pace.

Your journey

You’re not alone.

Independent advocates are here to support you through your recovery after a crime, every step of the way. Click on the button below to read about how they can help you, and find out more about our partnership with Victim Support.

Restorative justice

Under the Victim’s Code everyone who experiences crime has the right to get information about restorative justice. Click on the button below to find out more.

Help for people supporting victims

Whether you are helping someone who has been affected by crime, or are worried about someone you know, help is available to you. Click on the button below to find out how you can access the support you need.
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