Under Brottsofferjouren Sverige’s (Victim Support Sweden) lead, the COVIS project (court-based victim and witness support service) aims to build knowledge and provide tools to establish and deliver quality court-based support services for victims and witnesses of crime, to meet the needs and rights of all victims/witnesses participating in criminal proceedings. The project will contribute to promoting better criminal processes and access to safe justice.
The project will identify court-based support services for victims and witnesses of crime across all EU Member States, and thereby capture victims´ ability to access their right to information and support in connection with their trial, improving the practical application of EU rules on victims´ rights. By identifying and capturing best practice in providing support services in court, the project will improve the quality of support services delivered, to better meet the needs of victims of crime and empower victims to participate in criminal proceedings.
The COVIS project consists of the court-based victim and witness support organisations from Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Ireland and Denmark as well as the European network for victim support services, Victim Support Europe. VSE will lead the research and data collection efforts.
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