Making the justice system better for victims: consultation - easy read

Easy read summary of proposals in our consultation on improving victims' experiences of the justice system.

Other ways to help victims at court

Evidence means information that is given to a court to see if someone is guilty or not guilty of a crime.

Victims have said that giving evidence in court can be stressful and upsetting.

We are looking at ways to help with this.

Some domestic abuse trials are being held online so victims do not have to be in court in person.

This is called a virtual trial.

We are asking if more trials should be virtual trials.

The High Court is where the trials for the most serious cases happen.

Ground Rules Hearings happen in some High Court cases.

These are hearings to help the court make sure the victim is treated fairly at trial.

A hearing is a formal meeting where a court makes a decision.

We are asking if all High Court cases should have Ground Rules Hearings.

Victims have said that delays to court cases are very upsetting.

We are asking if there is anything that can be done to reduce delays.

Victims have said it can be hard to get information about cases.

We are asking how information can be shared better.



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