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Witness Service referral form

Giving evidence as a witness can be daunting and the court process can be complicated and difficult to understand. 

The Citizens Advice Witness Service provides free and independent support for prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales.

Witnesses who live in London

We can’t offer support before a trial to people who live in London - this service is provided by Victim Support.

If you work for an organisation that makes referrals for witnesses

To refer clients to Victim Support, email IVWS@victimsupport.cjsm.net.

To check if an address is in London:

  1. Find the local council on GOV.UK - you’ll need the postcode

  2. Check if the council is listed as a London borough on the London Councils website

If you’re a witness or making contact on behalf of a witness

To contact Victim Support, email IVWS@victimsupport.org.uk or call them on 0808 168 9291.

To check if an address is in London:

  1. Find the local council on GOV.UK - you’ll need the postcode

  2. Check if the council is listed as a London borough on the London Councils website

All witnesses can get help from a Witness Service volunteer on the day of the trial.

Contact the Citizens Advice Witness Service

Whether you are are a witness or contacting us on behalf of a witness please use this form to get in touch.

We’ll reply within 2 working days, usually by phone.

This webform is secure. Please see our privacy policy stating that we’ll collect and store personal information you provide, but won’t share it without your permission

Please select if you are referring yourself for the Witness service
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