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Summary of the 15th Crime Victim Support Week


Krakow, Suwalki and Lublin were the cities, in which the greatest number of crime victims reported for advice under the Crime Victim Support Week. The most inquiries were submitted to the lawyers. Many crime victims reported also for psychological aid. This-year Crime Victim Support Week was held in 23 – 38 February and was carried out for the 15th time.

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz in Kielce: system of free-of-charge legal advices for the citizens to be launched in 2016


The Crime Victim Support Week has already commenced. The head of the Polish government visited the  Caritas Emergency Center in Kielce. She met with the employees and specialist providing free-of-charge legal and psychological advices. Read more:  

Press breakfast


On Tuesday, 17 February of the current year, the seat of the Ministry of Justice hosted the press breakfast attended by Mr. Wojciech Węgrzyn, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Justice and the invited journalists. The subject-matter of the meeting was the Crime Victim Support Week, Victim Support and Post-penitentiary Aid Fund in the part concerning the victim support

About witness support on the example of Norway – as presented in the “Na wokandzie” sectoral quarterly

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The Red Cross volunteers providing psychological support, explaining the procedural details and assisting in the course of hearings. That’s the way the support system for witnesses and crime victims in the Kingdom of Norway operates. Pilot project of similar nature to be implemented in Poland has been currently prepared by the Ministry of Justice.   Article link:

Meetings of the Steering Committees

Norway Grants

On 18 December 2014 the meetings of the Steering Committees of the following projects were held: – School education against legal exclusion, – Strengthening the position of crime victims and support for witnesses in criminal proceedings, – Promoting alternative dispute resolution,   co-financed from the funds of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism under the Operational Programme of the Ministry of Justice:

Organizational meeting with the entities executing the “Center Support” task

spotkanie organizacyjne z podmiotami

On 18 December 2014, the organizational meetings with the entities selected under the open competition for Center Support task execution were held. The task consists in providing free-of-charge psychological and legal aid to the crime victims in, among others, selected city social aid centers, police stations, organizational units of the prosecutor’s offices, cooperating with the entities appointed under the competition.

Press breakfast


On 17 December of the current year, the press breakfast attended by Mr. Wojciech Węgrzyn, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Mariusz Haładyj, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy and the invited journalists was held.   The leitmotiv of the meeting was discussing the condition of the mediations in Poland, new forms of psychological and

Information on the results of the competition for selection of 16 entities

Information on the results of the competition for selection of 16 entities – one in each Voivodeship, which will perform, under their statutory activities, the task consisting in providing legal and psychological aid to the crime victims outside their seat. Following the rules laid down in the notice, the grants are allocated to the entities, which submitted the offers that

Technical Dialogue – 6 November 2014


On 6 November of the current year, the seat of the Ministry of Justice at Al. Ujazdowskie 19 in Warsaw hosted the technical dialogue carried out in a form of consultation meeting, preceding the preparation of the tender procedure for development and execution of mass media information campaign dedicated to crime victims and concerning the scope of victims’ rights. The

“Friendly interrogation of specific groups of victims, including children, and the new legal regulations – standards and challenges”


Friendly interrogation of vulnerable witnesses, including children – this is the leitmotiv of the meeting between the judges from the entire country and the representatives of the Ministry of the Nobody’s Children Foundation, held on 9 October 2014 in the Ministry of Justice. The actions aiming at ensuring special protection to the children, who as the victims or witnesses are