Victims and witnesses of crime asked for their views on GMP and the criminal justice system

Victims and witnesses of crime are being asked to share their experiences of the police and criminal justice system to ensure that people in Greater Manchester are getting the best support possible.

A new survey has been launched by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to find out why victims and witnesses did or did not report a crime to the police, their experiences of the service they received from Greater Manchester Police and the courts, what support they accessed to help them cope and recover, and their experiences of the support.

The survey will contribute to future decisions about which victim support services the Greater Manchester Combined Authority commissions and help identify improvements that are needed to the criminal justice system. 

Running alongside the survey will be a chance for service providers, academics and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to submit documentation and data. A mixture of focus groups and direct interviews will also be carried out with victims and witnesses of crime in Greater Manchester.

The survey is open now at www.gmconsult.org and closes at 23:59 on 29th September.

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