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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 both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales.
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 two working days, usually by phone.
From the 22nd March 2019, the Witness Service will no longer provide pre-trial support to people living in the London Metropolitan Police Area as this will be provided by Victim Support. Please do not refer anyone to the Witness Service who lives in London.