The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime
If you are a victim of crime and you want your experience to be used to improve services for victims, you can contact the Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime.
Role of the Commissioner
The Commissioner will use victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland to improve services for victims.
The Commissioner will work closely with victims, their families and support agencies to record their experiences. This will be used as evidence to provide advice to government on changes that are needed for a better victim centred criminal justice system.
How it can help you
The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime will use your first hand experiences, whether good or bad, to improve the services and support offered to victims of crime. It will also:
- listen to your experiences
- work with other criminal justice organisations
- hold government to account
- review victims’ services
- raise awareness of all of the issues effecting victims of crime
- advise on good practice
How to contact
The Commissioner wants to hear from all victims about their experience with criminal justice organisations.
Victims of the Troubles
There is a separate Commission to deal with victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It is called the Commission for Victims and Survivors | nidirect.