Being a victim of crime is a negative event that can happen to anyone during their lifetime. A crime can have physical, psychological, economic and social consequences on an individual. In addition, it is normal that participating in the criminal justice system may raises questions in your mind and makes you feel anxious and apprehensive.
If you have been a victim of crime or if you know someone who was, this website can help you.
Here you will find information on the criminal proceedings, your rights and the agencies that can support you.
Some of the information available on this website has been deliberately simplified, so that it is easily understood by the general public. This simplification does not affect the accuracy and correctness of the content.
Considering current law and its evolution, the variety of legal practices and the fact that each case is a case, you are advised to complement the information available on this website with the necessary tailored legal advice.
The content for this website was created by APAV in the context of the INFOVICTMS project, co-financed by the Criminal Justice Support Programme of the European Commission – Directorate-General for Justice. The content reflects APAV's point of view, and the European Commission cannot be made responsible by any use of the information available on this website.