Research with young victims of crime

Here you will find what the Department is doing in relation to research with young victims of crime.


As part of its five-year victim and witness strategy, the Department of Justice has undertaken research into the criminal justice experiences of young victims of crime. The research analysed the information provided by 21 interviews, involving 12 young victims and 14 parents/carers, as well as a workshop with the NSPCC Young Witness Service. Having considered the research findings the Department, in conjunction with our criminal justice system and voluntary sector partners, has prepared a response paper and action plan setting out the position on the issues raised during the research and the actions to be taken to improve the services provided to young victims of crime.

Outcome of research



For further information on the work by the DoJ in relation to victims and witnesses of crime please contact:

Victims and Witnesses Branch
Room A4.01
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Tel (028) 9052 0534
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