National Advocacy Project
We know how difficult it can be to report what’s happened.
Whether or not to take that step is a big decision, but it’s not one you have to rush into, and you are not alone.
If you want to find out what reporting would involve and talk it through, we are here for you to help with that.
The National Advocacy Project is a network of specialist Rape Crisis Advocacy Workers across Scotland who help survivors to access justice. Since the National Advocacy Project was set up in 2016, Advocacy Workers have helped thousands of people in Scotland to navigate the criminal justice system.
Advocacy Workers can provide support and information at every stage of the criminal justice system, from before a statement is made through to the resolution of a court case. They can help to get updates on the progress of a case, provide information about special measures, and attend court with survivors. Advocacy Workers can also provide emotional support throughout the process and after court is finished.
To find out more about what accessing advocacy might be like, read this interview with Jo and Dawn, two Advocacy Workers at Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH) on what they want survivors to know about advocacy.