Being a victim or witness of crime can be distressing and traumatic.
This website is designed to provide you with help and support, relevant information and advice with links to other partner organisations that can assist you.
Horizon Victim and Witness Care is a new team of police staff which will help to provide a co-ordinated, consistent end-to-end service for victims and witnesses. This is from their first point of contact with Wiltshire Police, through the whole criminal justice process.
Working with partner agencies, Horizon will provide an enhanced service to support victims and witnesses when they need it most.
The victims and witnesses eligible for an enhanced service are:
- Vulnerable victims
- Intimidated victims
- Persistently targeted victims
- Victims of serious crime
These victims will be allocated a dedicated Victim Care Officer who will conduct a detailed assessment of their needs.
The Victim Care Officer will provide a single point of contact for the victim or witness to receive information and updates on their case. Victim Care Officers will agree a schedule of contact with the victim and be able to signpost them to partner agencies and more specialist local and national services when appropriate, such as Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.