Northern Ireland

Criminal Justice Inspection NI seeks views of victims

Victims of crime are being urged by a watchdog to give their views on how they were treated by the authorities.

Criminal Justice Inspection NI (CJINI) wants to improve how victims and witnesses interact with the system.

A spokesman said they wanted to learn "how those who have come into contact with the police, the prosecution service or the courts in the last three years felt they were treated".

Its findings will be used as the basis for recommendations.

Derek Williamson, who is leading the survey, said all information they received would remain confidential.

He said they were particularly interested in hearing from people who were victims or had witnessed a serious crime "such as an incident involving a death, a sexual crime, a serious assault or an incident of domestic violence".

The six-week survey on the CJINI website runs until 31 October.

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