crime victims

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) (Northern Community) : annual report 2007/2008

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Northern Community area.

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (North Strathclyde) : annual report 2007/08

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the North Strathclyde area.

Annual report 2008 : Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (South West Scotland)

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the South West Scotland area.

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) (Fife and Forth Valley) : annual report 2007/2008

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Fife and Forth Valley area.

Provision of therapy for vulnerableor intimidated adult witnesses prior to a criminal trial : practice guidance

The Department of Health, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office have worked together to produce this practice guidance. The guidance is issued as part of the Home Office led Action for Justice programme, which said that good practice guidance on the provision of therapy prior to trial for vulnerable or intimidated adult witnesses would be issued.

Interpersonal violence and alcohol (WHO policy briefing)

Paper analysing the links between violence and alcohol misuse and discussing issues such as the extent of alcohol-related interpersonal violence, risk factors, violence prevention and policy responses.

Achieving best evidence in criminal proceedings: guidance for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children - Volume 2

The government is committed to improving the protection during the criminal justice process for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children. This document is issued as part of ‘Action for Justice’, the implementation programme for the ‘Speaking Up for Justice’ report. Following the report, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 set out a range of special measures to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children to give their best evidence in criminal proceedings.

Access to justice: evidence of the experiences of adults with mental health problems

This is the report of a systematic review that was undertaken to investigate how adults with mental health problems experience civil, family and criminal justice. The findings are presented and discussed under the following headings: associations and characteristics of adults with mental health problems; services and agencies accessed by adults with mental health problems and their effectiveness; experiences, barriers and potential barriers to accessing justice for adults with mental health problems.

Vulnerable witnesses: a police service guide

The Government is committed to improving the treatment of victims of crime. This document is issued as part of Action for Justice, the implementation programme for Speaking up for Justice, the report of the interdepartmental review of vulnerable or intimidated witnesses. That report made a series of recommendations covering the investigation through to the trial and beyond, with the aim of assisting vulnerable or intimidated witnesses to give their best evidence.