At You & Co we have lots of services that can help young victims and witnesses of crime. You can check these out on the 'Support available' page on our website.
I'll be explaining what's happening all the way through your journey, click on me to find out more information on each page.
If you click on the 'FAQs' button, then you will find questions that have been asked by other young victims and witnesses.
These are some questions that other young people have asked.
You & Co are Victim Support's children and young people's service. We work with young people who have been a victim or witness of crime. You do not have to report your crime to the police to get support from us.
There are lots of organisations who help young people who have been victims or witnesses of crime. You can find some of these on the website, or this maybe someone you already know, like your parents/carers, a youth worker, teacher or social worker.
No. Everyone's journey is individual. The journey to justice will help you explore different things that can happen at each stage of the journey, and can help you understand why and how decisions are being made.
I am a young person who has experienced or seen a crime. I am trying to decide whether to report this to the police. This is my journey through the police investigation process. Everybody's journey is different and can come to an end at different points, but there are people there to help you understand what is happening at every stage.
The Victims' Code sets out the way you should be treated and supported by criminal justice agencies, including the police, Crown Prosecution Service, court service and the probation service. It sets out what these organisations should do, and how quickly, or how often they need to do it.
When you press this button on each page, you will get information about your rights at each stage of your journey.
If you become a victim of crime or witness a crime, it's not your fault, no one has the right to harm you, or to commit other crimes against you, whatever the situation.
Experiencing or seeing a crime can make you feel unsafe, but there are things you can do to protect your safety. If you click on this button on each page, you will be given some tips and ways of keeping yourself safe through this journey.
Welcome to the journey to justice. This space helps you explore the criminal justice system (CJS). It includes:
Most of the images you see can be clicked on to find out further information, give it a try. If there are any questions that are not answered in the journey to justice, then do check these out with a trusted adult.