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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Support for victims of crime

Victims First Jersey

Victims First Jersey provides a free, independent and confidential service supporting victims and witnesses of crime in Jersey.

They will help anyone affected by crime. Not only those who experienced it directly, but also friends and family. Even if the crime happened some time ago, you can still get support at any time and for however long you may need.

Freephone: 0800 7351612

Email Victims First Jersey

Victims First Jersey website

Jersey Women's Refuge

Jersey Women’s Refuge helps any woman who has been affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is any form of physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse which is used to gain power and control over another person in an intimate relationship.

The Women’s Refuge have both outreach workers and a safe house.

The outreach workers work in the community and you can meet with them to get support regarding the domestic abuse. They will never force you to do anything if you're not ready, instead they focus on empowering you to recognise that you can move on and they will support you if you choose to stay in the relationship or if you choose to leave.

Should you choose to leave, they have a safe house where you can go and stay and begin to move on with your life.

Jersey Women's Refuge website

Psychological Services

The Psychology Service offer talking and listening based therapies to help deal with a range of emotional difficulties, including depression, stress and anxiety. Sometimes, the therapy can include physical activity too.

The service is accessed by referral only, usually from your GP, however some other agencies, e.g. Victim Support, can offer a referral too. There is an approximately 8 week waiting list for an appointment at the service, but you can receive support from the Women’s Refuge or Victim Support as well as having a referral to psychology.

Psychology services


Your GP can provide a wealth of support to you, not just by offering appropriate medication and treating physical injuries but by listening to you too. They are also likely to be aware of many of the services mentioned here and can make a referral to them if you wish.

States of Jersey Police

The States of Jersey Police work to make Jersey a safer place to live. If you're a victim of or a witness to a crime, you should call them to report it.

In an emergency dial 999.

If it is not an urgent situation, call +44 (0) 1534 612612.

If you have been a victim of crime and don’t feel ready to report it you can contact Victims First Jersey in the first instance. They will talk over your options with you.

Jersey Police website

Jersey Domestic Abuse Service

An independent service developed to protect and support victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

Phone: +44 (0) 1534 880505

Jersey Domestic Abuse Service website

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