5 Victim advisor system

Victim advisors are 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 to provide appropriate and reliable support to victims, etc. immediately after they have suffered damage (as of October 1, 2011, a total of 39 organizations, including the Tokyo Crime Victim Support Center, etc., had been designated) (Source: National Police Agency). Victim advisors can also introduce victims, etc. to these organizations in accordance with their individual situation.