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Victims' rights - by country

Netherlands

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Victim Support Netherlands

CoMensha Foundation

Supportpoints Domestic Violence

Byway Foundation

Legal Assistance Counter

Victim Support Netherlands

Victim Support Netherlands offers practical, emotional and legal support to victims of crime, disasters and traffic accidents as well as some legal assistance for victims joining the criminal procedure as civil claimants.

Victim Support Netherlands

  • offers victim support, primarily of a non-legal nature, and some legal assistance for victims joining the criminal procedure as civil claimants
  • provides assistance in claim settlements and legal procedures
  • helps victims of various crimes including car accidents, confrontation with violence (abuse, threats), robbery, sexual violence, domestic violence, etc.
  • has 75 regional offices (bureaus) throughout the Netherlands

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.slachtofferhulp.nl/

For contact details of the regional offices (bureaus) of Victim Support Netherlands click here.

CoMensha Foundation

CoMensha Foundation has regional and local networks for reception and assistance of victims of human trafficking providing information and various forms of support. It functions as the central coordinator for registration of and support to victims of human trafficking.

CoMensha Foundation

  • has regional and local networks for reception and assistance of victims of human trafficking corresponding to the respective police areas
  • provides information and advice to victims
  • offers help with the finding of safe place or shelter
  • provides assistance for obtaining social support

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.mensenhandel.nl/

Support Points Domestic Violence

At these support points victims, perpetrators and others involved in domestic violence can acquire professional advice about steps to be taken to stop the violence. They are front offices for all organisations working together to stop domestic violence.

At these support points victims, perpetrators and others involved in domestic violence can acquire professional advice about steps to be taken to stop the violence. They are front offices for all organisations working together to stop domestic violence

CONTACTS:
Website: http://www.huiselijkgeweld.nl/

Byway Foundation

Byway Foundation consists of ´experts by experience´ who voluntarily assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence or stalking by ex-partners. It focuses on female victims.

Byway Foundation has the following aims

  • to informing female victims and others involved
  • to reduce or take away the taboo around domestic violence
  • to influence policies, regulations and legislation so that the interests and needs of female victims and their children are better represented and served
  • prevention by education for girls, women and their social environment about the signals of partner-violence and stalking

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.stichtingzijweg.nl/

Legal Assistance Counter

The staff of the Legal Assistance Counters helps everybody who addresses them with a legal question.

The staff of the Legal Assistance Counters helps everybody who addresses them with a legal question. Often you get a direct answer. When this is not possible because of the complexity of the matter they will refer you to as specialist organisation.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.juridischloket.nl/

For contact details of the regional offices of Legal Assistance Counter click here.

Last update: 23/06/2015

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