Your concerns about police and the justice system

Are you in trouble and don’t know what to do?

  • Have you done something and are afraid of the consequences?
  • Have you been summoned by the police?
  • Or have you been the victim of a crime?

Such situations can be frightening. You don't know what is happening. You may also be wondering what kind of punishment you will receive. Or whether you need a lawyer. It is important that you are well informed. And that you know your rights. Do you want to know what to expect? Or do you have other questions about this topic? Then give us a call!

What is meant by hearings?

Whenever it’s about you, it is important that you are listened to and that your opinion matters. This is your right. If the court or the KESB (Child and Adult Protection Authority) make a decision that impacts you, they will invite you to a hearing. At the hearing, you will be listened to and you can ask questions.

What is meant by young people accused of a crime?

You are considered an accused person if the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have committed a crime. The police will then begin proceedings against you.

What is meant by Ombuds Office?

The KESB (Child and Adult Protection Authority), social workers, courts and the police are there to provide you with help and support and to safeguard your rights. However, there are also times when things do not work as they should. In such cases, you can contact us and we will help you.