Citizens Advice Witness Service

Citizens Advice Witness Service can help if you have to give evidence in a criminal trial as victim or witness.  Our trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to witnesses before and on the day of trail. Our service is confidential, free and available for adults in every Crown and Magistrates' Court in Sussex and for children and young people in every Magistrates’ Court in Sussex.

We support witnesses, their families and friends. We can arrange for you to visit the court before the trial so you know what to expect and we'll be there on the day of the trial to keep you updated and help you during the day. 

We can provide a separate place for you to wait before and during the trial. If you would like someone to go into the court room with you we will do what we can to provide this. You can contact Witness Service online at