Information is a fundamental right of a victim of crime, crucial for exercising other rights and getting proper assistance and support. To empower victims through the criminal justice system, the MDTF JSS in partnership with VDS developed the Victims’ Guide through the criminal justice system. We recognize that being a victim in the criminal justice system can be a difficult journey. The criminal justice system can be confusing and overwhelming to victims and it’s not uncommon to feel alone and a little lost.
Printed copies of the Guide will be distributed through the VDS victim support service, as well as through representatives of the state institutions and civil society organizations who are coming or are likely to come into contact with victims. They will be asked to disseminate the Guide to the end-users, i.e. victims when coming into contact with them. Additionally, materials will be distributed through relevant ministries. Electronic version of the Guide will be distributed through the VDS’s web site and the website https://victimservices.eu/, as well as through social media.