White paper on crime 2010 Part5/Chapter2/Section1/5
Victim advisors can be assigned to district public prosecutors offices nationwide to engage in counseling victims, guiding or accompanying them to court, and assisting them in various procedures such as inspecting 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 to victims, etc. immediately after they have suffered damage (as of the end of September 2010, 32 organizations, including the 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 situation.