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Victim Services and Information

If you've been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have chosen to report the crime to the police or not.

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Victim Lincs are a service put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner, dedicated to providing free, confidential support and guidance to anyone in Lincolnshire affected by crime. They are independent to the police and can help you access specialist emotional support, should you need it. 

Their website is a source of practical advice and information about your rights as a victim of crime. It also features a directory of support services, so that you can search through the different support options available, in your own time and at your own pace.

screen capture of the victims website showing that support and information is available on there

The website has been developed and funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, with help from partner agencies.

If you think you have been a victim of crime or if you would like to learn more, you can view the website by clicking here

Alternatively, you can contact Victim Lincs on 01522 947510 (Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm)


The PCC's Victims' Strategy 2017-2021

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.

The PCC's Victims' Strategy 2017 -2021 builds on and enhances the existing services provided to the public, and sets out how the PCC will work in partnership with other relevent orgnaisations to meet the PCC's statutory responsibilities to give victims and survivors the help, information and support they need, whenever they need it.

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.

 

Give feedback about a service

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 lincolnshire-pcc@lincs.pnn.police.uk

If you have had contact with Victim Lincs, fill out the opinion survey by clicking here