Witness Support Service

Our witness support service is there to help people asked to go to court as a witness or as the victim of crime. We prepare and give support to witnesses for their court appearance and help to remove worry and concern from the experience.

We can offer:

  • Someone to talk to in confidence
  • A visit to the court to look around the courtroom before the trial
  • Information on court procedures
  • A quiet place for you to wait before and during the trial
  • Someone to accompany you into the court room when you give evidence
  • Someone to be there afterwards to talk over what happened
  • Practical help, for example with expense forms
  • To put you in touch with people who can answer specific questions about your case (the Witness Service cannot discuss evidence or offer legal advice)
  • Ongoing support, even after the case is over