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Support through the Justice system & Reporting to the Police

At Moray Rape Crisis we have a specialist advocacy service to help people who are thinking about reporting to the police, or have already made a report, navigate the criminal justice system.

Whether something happened recently or a long time ago, if you decide to report to the police, we can support you with this and throughout the justice system.

Our Advocacy Workers provide support and information through all stages of the Criminal Justice system, from before a statement is made right through to the resolution of a court case. Reporting to the police, the police investigation and the court process can be a confusing and a stressful time for survivors, their friends and family, but our Advocacy Workers are here to help.

We can support you with:

  • information about what to expect if you decide to report and during the legal process;
  • the process of making a statement to the police;
  • attending meetings with the police or others e.g. the Procurator Fiscal (PF)
  • getting updates on what is happening with your case.
  • providing information about special measures (e.g. use of a screen, giving evidence by video link, having a supporter in court)
  • supporting you in court
  • providing post-court support.

If you have been affected by any form of sexual violence, no matter when it happened, you do not have to cope with this on your own.

We are here for you.

We support people of any gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religious and cultural background regardless of someone’s immigration status and we are fully inclusive of trans survivors.

Our service is confidential. We will listen to you, believe you and respect your choices. We will not tell you what to do or judge your actions.

Speak to us

We want to hear from you. Phone us on 01343 550407 or email us.

How we can help you

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