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What are Vicitms Services?

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Victims’ Services are voluntary organisations which offer victims of crime help and support to help them cope and recover after a crime. You have a Right to have your details automatically passed to victims’ services by the police within 2 working days of reporting the crime by the police.

In Nottinghamshire, we will seek your expressed permission prior to referring victims to support services. Once such service is Victim CARE

Specialist Support is available, depending on the crime reported.

  • Domestic Abuse

If you have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse the officer in charge of your case will ask you if you wish to be referred to specialist independent support, which may include help from an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA).

  • Sexual Violence

If you have been a victim of sexual violence, the officer in charge of your case will ask you if you wish to be referred to specialist independent support such as the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), which is also called the Topaz Centre, or the Asa service delivered by Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (NSVSS).

The Asa service is a single point of contact for all sexual violence needs, including Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA), counselling and therapy.  Both the Topaz Centre and Asa are independent from the police and offer specialist support tailored to meet individual victims’ needs.