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 White paper on crime 2009 Part5/Chapter2/Section1/5 

5 Victim advisor system

  Victim advisorsare assigned at district public prosecutors offices nationwide and engage in counseling victims, etc., guiding or accompanying them to court, and assisting them in various procedures such as inspection of trial records and claims for the return of evidence, etc. In addition, crime victim early support organizations have been designated by prefectural public safety commissions as private sector organizations that are capable of providing appropriate and reliable support for victims, etc. immediately after suffering damage (as of September 11, 2009, 27 organizations including Tokyo Crime Victim Support Center, etc. had been designated; Source: National Police Agency). Victim advisors also introduce victims, etc. to these organizations according to their individual conditions.