Victim services in the Netherlands
- Wemmers, J.M., Zeilstra, M.I.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Dutch Penal Law and Policy Notes 03
- Ov 4333
The introduction of guidelines on the treatment of victims of crime by the ministry of justice in 1986 and 1987 aimed at improving the relatively poor situation for victims of crime. In these guidelines, specific duties for police and public prosecutors regarding the correct treatment of victims, are outlined. Another issue related to the organisation of victim services is the level at which notification and restitution programs should be undertaken.