What Works in Supporting Victims of Crime - A Rapid Evidence Assessment – University of Portsmouth (2016)

Summary:  Attached is an assesment of supporting vivtims of a crime from the victim's commissioner. 


The Victims’ Commissioner has published, What works in supporting victims of crime. A rapid evidence assessment. The aim of the assessment is to collate the international evidence on what works in supporting victims and to evaluate the strength of that evidence, as well as to identify any gaps in the literature that could be addressed through further research. The evidence of what works to best support victims can be used by:

  • service providers to assist in their bids for contracts;
  • service providers to evaluate their own performance;
  • PCCs to include in contracts and to be used in contract management; and,
  • developers of quality indicators for services.

The assessment was undertaken in conjunction with the University of Portsmouth.