Victim Support Scotland is the leading national voluntary organisation helping people affected by crime. The community-based Victim Service exists in all local authority areas across Scotland, and there is a Witness Service in every High and Sheriff Court. There is also a Youth Justice Service based in Dundee. Staff and volunteers provide practical and emotional support, information about the criminal justice system, assistance with official procedures, including support at court, and help with compensation claims. Victim Support’s services are free, independent and confidential. Victim Support also campaigns for recognition of victims' interests in criminal justice and social policy.