Domestic abuse court experiences - perspectives of victims and witnesses: research findings

This research reports on 22 victims’ and witnesses’ experiences of court (including children and young people) since the introduction of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 in April 2019.

List of Abbreviations

CCTV closed-circuit television.

COPFS Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

DA Domestic Abuse

DACE Domestic Abuse Court Experiences

DASA Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act

EDDACS Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Support

GDPR General Data Protection Regulation

JAS Justice Analytical Services

IRD Inter-agency Referral Discussion

NHO Non-Harassment Orders

PF Procurator Fiscal

SCIM Scottish Child Interview Model

SCRA Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

SCTS Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

UK United Kingdom

VIA Victim Information and Advice

VSS Victim Support Scotland



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