WHAT IS THE NETWORK OF SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES?

The Network of Support and Co-operation for Victims and Witnesses of Criminal Offences is a network of 11 civil society organizations which provide assistance and support for victims and witnesses of criminal offences (and misdemeanor offences of domestic violence) in 17 Croatian counties. 

All members of the Network are continuously participating in educational activities with the aim of providing the highest quality services to victims and witnesses. Coordinator of the Network, Women’s Room and member organization, Victim and Witness Support Service are members of Victim Support Europe, leading European umbrella organization advocating on behalf of all victims of crime, no matter what the crime, no matter who the victim is.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THE NETWORK OF SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION?

  • Provision of emotional and practical support, technical and practical information and information about rights,
  • Provision of psychological and legal counseling, 
  • Provision of support to victims and witnesses who did not report the criminal offence and providing support after the completion of court proceedings, 
  • Provision of support to victims and witnesses by accompaniment to the court,
  • Provision of support to victims and witnesses of criminal offences by accompaniment to police, prosecutors’ office and/or social welfare centers.

IS THE SERVICE FREE OF CHARGE FOR ITS BENEFICIARIES?

Yes, all services of the “Network of Support and Co-operation for Victims and Witnesses of Criminal Offences” are completely free of charge for all beneficiaries who turn to us for assistance and support.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU FOR HELP AND SUPPORT?

For assistance and support you can turn to us via phone, email and in person in the premises of our organization. All contacts are available on the home page – just choose the county you need.