Victim services in the Netherlands

Law and policy / Victim policy

Victim services in the Netherlands

Summary

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.

Publication data

Author(s):
Wemmers, J.M., Zeilstra, M.I.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
1991
Series:
Dutch Penal Law and Policy Notes 03
Signature:
Ov 4333