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Going to court

After a defendant has been charged they'll attend court and be given the opportunity to enter a plea. 

In the majority of cases victims and witnesses won't need to attend any court hearings and will simply receive an update at the end of the case to tell them what happened.

However there’s always a possibility that making a statement to us could result in a victim or witness being asked to give evidence in court.  

Witness Care Unit

If there’s a possibility a victim or witness may have to attend court, our Witness Care Unit will contact you. 

We’ll keep you updated as the case progresses and be on hand to talk about the practicalities such as the time, date, location and assist with arrangements such as child care or transport.

When needed, we’ll also refer you to additional agencies for more support and guidance. 
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