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24 March, 2016

Commissioner and Chief Constable launch new booklet to help victims of crime

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, and Dave Jones, Chief Constable have launched a new booklet aimed at improving the quality of information provided to victims of crime.

The booklet brings together in one place pieces of information surrounding victim care, which were previously provided in a range of different leaflets.

The booklets will be given to victims by police officers when they visit them for the first time. Officers will begin providing these booklets from the end of this month.

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Booklet – Information for Victims of Crime 2021

Julia Mulligan said:
“This booklet explains to those affected by crime what services are on offer and sets out what they can expect from the police and others whose job it is to help them.

“Here in North Yorkshire I have introduced a range of local services through a new dedicated unit called Supporting Victims.

“Supporting Victims helps people cope and recover from crime – whether through access to information and advice over the phone or more specialist services such as one-to-one counselling or domestic abuse support.

“Those affected by crime can access these services straight away or choose to do so at a future date and this booklet explains how.”

Dave Jones, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, said:
“I want victims to feel confident that North Yorkshire Police will ensure the emotional and practical needs of victims are met and that we will provide the best possible service at all times.

“We believe this new booklet provides victims with all of the information they need. The information is clear and presented in a way which will help guide victims through their criminal justice journey.

“I cannot stress just how important it is for victims to feel assured that the police, and other criminal justice partners, are there to support them in their situation.

“Our teams of officers will provide knowledge and expertise every step of the way and we encourage victims to contact the officer in their particular case if they have any questions or queries.”

Leanne McConnell, Head of Criminal Justice for North Yorkshire Police, said:
“Coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System as a victim can often be a very daunting and confusing experience.

“We want to ensure victims are better informed of their entitlements and receive the level of support they need.”