A guide to using intermediaries

„What's my story? A guide to using intermediaries to help vulnerable witnesses" was published by British Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

An intermediary is a person who assists a vulnerable witness understand questions and then communicates the witness's responses.

The help of an intermediary is important at each stage of criminal justice process. As well as improving access to justice for vulnerable people, intermediaries also help criminal justice practitioners to work more effectively and make better informed decisions.

The term vulnerable witness, eligible for intermediary help, encompasses children less then 17 years old, and people having mental disorder and learning or physical disability.


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Submitted by admin on Fri, 2008-08-01 08:56.