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The service is free, impartial and available to everyone, whether a crime has been reported to the police or not.
There are 3 main ways in which Voice will be in contact with you:
1.The Police – when you report a crime to the Police, they will automatically pass your details to Voice, who will then make contact directly with you. When you report your crime, the Force will give you the option to opt-out of having your details passed to Voice, if for any reason you do not want support.
2.Self-referral – You can contact Voice directly as a victim or witness of crime for support, regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police. You can contact us here.
3.Referral from other agency – With your permission, an agency such as your GP or a charity may pass your details to Voice to contact you, if you have been the victim or witness of a crime. Voice will then make contact with you to discuss any support you may need.
The Voice service to victims and witnesses includes:
However if you do report the offence, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, Voice also aims to:
Last modified 22nd February 2017