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Victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder

Information leaflet on eligibility and registration for the victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder.

Victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder
Will the Offender know I have joined the Victim Notification Scheme?

Will the Offender know I have joined the Victim Notification Scheme?

The offender will not be told that you have joined the Victim Notification Scheme. However, if you choose to join part 2 of the Scheme and make written representations to the Tribunal, the offender is entitled to see these during Tribunal proceedings. You can also make representation in person at a Tribunal hearing. The offender will not be present at that hearing but they may be legally represented. If the offender has a solicitor, (s)he will also see your representations. Every effort to maintain your anonymity will be made, but you should not record any personal details, such as your address or your contact details, within the comments section of the form.


Contact

Email: Victoria Thomas, vns@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 0160

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG