POLICE and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer have launched an updated version of the Victim Information Pack (VIP) as part of their commitment to bring justice to victims in Cheshire.
The IVAP is a tool officers can use to help guide victims through the process of reporting a crime and recovering from their experience, as well as to ensure that victims understand their rights under the Code. assistance to victims.
Mr Dwyer said: âDelivering justice and the well-being of victims is at the heart of everything I do. It’s a priority that runs through my policing and crime plan.
âWe all hope that we will never be the victims of a crime, but it is essential that support and information are readily available if anyone finds themselves in this situation. “
The pack contains a variety of information, not limited to, but including:
Support services offered to victims
Restorative Justice Information
What happens if your case goes to court?
Information on incidents involving domestic violence and sexual assault
Additionally, if a victim wishes to record their personal victim impact statement (PCV) at this time, the form is included in the booklet.
Mr Dwyer added, âThe VIP has been refreshed and is designed to help victims find the support services available to them, enabling them to cope and recover from their experience. This is regardless of whether they reported it to the police or not.
“If a victim wishes to report the incident and move their case forward, information is included in the pack that describes the different stages of the process.”
You can access the VIP here: www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/what-i-do/supporting-victims/victim-information-pack/