Victims of violence, duress, or whose sexual integrity was violated, and surviving relatives, are entitled to:
Victims of domestic violence or of persistent harassment (stalking) are entitled to:
Receiving information about appropriate victim support organisations by the police (e.g. intervention/violence protection centres).
Victims benefitting from victim advocacy services in the criminal proceedings are entitled to psychosocial counselling in the ensuing civil proceedings against the offender in which they e.g. sue for damages, or in divorce or custody proceedings for joint children. Ideally this will be the same person who assisted the victim in the criminal proceedings.
In civil proceedings, victims are not entitled to legal advocacy. However, they may apply for legal aid or appoint a lawyer at their own cost. Depending on the outcome of the civil proceedings, the costs may be reimbursed by the opposing party. If the case is lost, the victim may have to bear all legal costs him/herself. You are strongly advised to seek legal advice before!