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Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • be kept informed about the progress of your case by the police
  • hear when a suspect is arrested, charged, bailed or sentenced
  • apply for extra help when giving evidence in court (called ‘special measures’) if you are vulnerable, intimidated, or a child or young person
  • apply for compensation
  • make a Victim Personal Statement to explain the impact of the crime, and to have it read out in court, with the permission of the court
  • be told when an offender will be released, if that offender has been sentenced to a year or more in prison for a violent or sexual offence
  • information about taking part in restorative justice schemes
  • be referred to victims’ support services
  • seek a review of a decision not to prosecute