New victims of crime website launched in Lincolnshire

The first ever Lincolnshire website dedicated to helping victims of crime find the support they need has gone live.

PCC Marc Jones says: My vision is that anybody in Lincolnshire who has been the victim of crime receives the support they need."

Anyone who has been the victim of crime in Lincolnshire – regardless of whether the crime was reported to the police or not - can now access support, information and practical advice all

under one virtual roof thanks to a new online portal.

The website, which has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and developed by his office, showcases the different support options available to victims and how

First ever Lincolnshire website dedicated to helping victims find the support they need has gone live.

to access them.

With the aim of equipping victims with vital knowledge about their rights and entitlements under the government’s ‘Victims Code’, this website answers questions such as ‘what does a

police investigation look like?’, ‘I don’t want to report the crime to the police – can I still get support?’ and ‘what happens if I need to give evidence in court?’.

The website is an extension of Victim Lincs, a service put in place by the PCC as part of his Victims and Survivors Strategy. The Victim Lincs team is specially trained to provide free,

confidential advice and guidance if you have been the victim of crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police, when or where the crime took place.

PCC Marc Jones said: “My vision is that anybody in Lincolnshire who has been the victim of crime receives the support they need, regardless of whether they report the crime to the police

or not.

“I believe that Lincolnshire has the best victim and survivor services it has ever seen - starting with the initial contact from Victim Lincs right through to specialist services supporting

survivors of all ages and genders.

“This website will help raise awareness of these services, providing another route for victims and survivors to access the support they need to cope and recover.”

If you live, work or study in Lincolnshire and have been affected by crime, you can get support, even if you do not want to report the crime to the police.

Call Victim Lincs on 01522 947510 or visit www.victimlincs.co.uk