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Victim Services and Information

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is committed to ensuring that anyone who is affected by crime in Lincolnshire receives the support they need, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime to the police or not.

Responsibility for commissioning the majority of emotional and practical support services for victims’ services was passed to PCCs in England and Wales in 2014. A Commissioning Framework published by the Ministry of Justice in 2013 provides advice and information to those involved with victims’ services.  The Framework defines a victim as ‘a person who has suffered harm which was directly caused by a criminal offence, or in relation to a person whose death was directly caused by a criminal offence, a family member who has suffered harm as a result of the person’s death, or a family member who has been affected and suffered harm as a result of a criminal offence against the victim’.  To enable PCCs to commission appropriate services at a local level, the Ministry of Justice provides a grant on an annual basis.

The PCC reviews the services provided regularly to ensure they meet the needs of victims.

We would welcome your feedback. If you wish to make a comment, compliment or complaint about a victim's service please email 

Victims Journey

What happens when a crime is reported to the police?

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Services to Victims

View the services available to victims of crime in Lincolnshire.

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Code of practice for victims

Victims code of practice

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Makes payments on behalf of Government to blameless victims of violent crime

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Crime Prevention Advice

Information about preventing crime can be found here

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Restorative Justice (RJ)

A victim-centred process which supports a victim to communicate safely with the person who has caused them harm

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Victim Right to Review

A victim has the right to review when they are informed that the Police will take no further action with the investigation.

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Victim’s Personal Statement (VPS)

Gives victims a voice in the criminal justice process by helping others to understand how a crime has affected the victim.

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Community trigger

Request a review of the response to your anti-social behaviour complaint

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