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.

Special measures in civil court cases

Special measures are when victims and witnesses in the criminal courts can get extra support when they give evidence.

Special measures include:

  • having a supporter in court with you
  • using a screen so you don't have to see the person who has caused you harm or upset you
  • using a TV link so you can give evidence from a different place to the court room

The law says special measures can be used at some parts of civil court cases.

The Scottish Government wants to know if you think the rules should be changed so that special measures can be used at more parts of civil court cases.



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