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Victims and Witnesses

The Northern Ireland Victim and Witness Survey (NIVAWS) is a survey which was commissioned to gauge the views of victims and witnesses who had experience of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.

To date there have been five administrations of NIVAWS covering each of the years 2008/09 to 2013/14. Each year the survey has targeted approximately 1,000 victims and witnesses involved in criminal cases which had recently closed.

The findings from NIVAWS are used to monitor progress in the area of service delivery to victims and witnesses of crime in Northern Ireland.

Victim and Witness Surveys and satisfaction updates