Accompaniment for criminal proceedings

Accompaniment for criminal proceeding includes legal and mental support for victims of violence, who take part of a criminal case as witnesses.

Victims of violence receive this accompaniment by the “Gewaltschutzzentrum Tirol”. This service is financed by the Austrian Ministry Of Justice.

We provide:

  • Information pertaining to; pressing charges and accompaniment to the police when you press charges (contact the police).
  • Procurement of legal support for the criminal procedure
  • Accompaniment of hearing of witnesses at the courts or at the police.
  • Mental support and psychosocial counsel
  • Information regarding further steps (psychotherapy and “Verbrechensopfersgesetz”)

As of the 1st June 2009, we provide a follow up civil proceeding service which arise as a consequence of the criminal proceedings.