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The State Government

The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia aims to give greater consideration to the victims of crime and wants to advance the cause of victim protection in the state. As a consequence, the permanent strengthening of victim protection measures and assistance for victims is a focal point of its work. Departments concerned with victim protection issues are continuously working on improving the legal and real assistance available to victims in cooperation with victim protection organisations, civil society experts and scientists. 

The state government sees the pooling of services and information as in important building block as part of this process. It will allow victims to get information about services in their region which can provide them with the specific assistance they need

The Ministry for Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has established a corresponding digital platform in order to put together all of the services funded by the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia that are available for victims. The NRW Victim Protection Portal.

In addition to the information we have put together and the service directory, you can also find links to the various departments within the state government and the particular services they each provide for persons affected by criminal offences.

Below you will find direct links to the participating Ministries in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as to the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia.