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Citizens Advice Witness Service including Outreach support

We provide free and independent support for both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales.

Our trained volunteers provide practical information about the process, as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident when giving evidence.

You can get help from the Witness Service before, during and after the trial.

A Witness Service volunteer might be able to:

  • meet virtually or somewhere in the community that you feel comfortable to discuss your needs
  • help you prepare for the trial and talk you through what will happen
  • organise a visit to the court before the trial
  • support you giving evidence on the day
  • find you help after the trial if you want it, for example counselling

Who to contact

via the Witness Service Referral Hub
0300 332 1000
Witness Service referral form
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Ipswich Crown Court and Ipswich Magistrates Court

Fill in the contact form or call 0300 332 1000 and someone will contact you within 2 working days. You can also ask the police, witness care officer or the lawyer who asked you to give evidence to refer you to the Witness Service.

Where to go

Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Kessingland, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, East Suffolk, Leiston, Newmarket, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Beccles, Saxmundham, Brandon, Aldeburgh, Babergh, Oulton Broad, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, Southwold, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, West Suffolk
Parking available

Supporting witnesses required to give evidence in Suffolk courts

Days & Times

Time of day
Session Information
9am to 5pm

Other details

Wheelchair Access, Lift, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

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