Support & Advocacy are available in Lanarkshire if you are thinking of reporting a sexual crime, or are already going through the criminal justice process following a report.
To make an appointment call 01698 527009.
For so long, victims of sexual violence have found that going through the criminal justice process has been very harrowing.
It is difficult for people, mainly because they find it hard to understand what is happening in this wholly unfamiliar, legal world.
In the hope that Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre can help to lessen any distress, and support survivors to become more informed, we are offering free Support & Advocacy from the time of reporting the crime to the police, through the witness statements, precognition and court process.
LRCC’s Advocacy Worker is here to help you get through that process.
The National Advocacy Project is funded by the Scottish Government, and has a worker in each Rape Crisis Centre in Scotland. The project has been operating since 2015, and has been very successful.
The Advocacy Worker can:
- Provide you (and your family where appropriate) with up to date information
- Help to support you through this process
- Accompany you to relevant appointments including precognition
- Accompany you to court
- Help you to understand the criminal justice system
- Link you in with other relevant agencies that can help
The Advocacy Worker has very strong links with the Solicitor of the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, and therefore all legal information is up to date.
If you would like to find out more about this service, call 01698 527009 or 527006 to make a suitable appointment.