Many non-governmental victim/survivor support organisations are also available to you. These services are free and are offered in strict confidence. They can also refer you to specialised lawyers or therapists.
Here is a selection list:
You can also receive help and advice at your local police station. There are officers trained in supporting survivors and victims of criminal activity. For further information you can contact your local police station-Polizeidirektion .
Information about advice and prevention can also be found at the Berliner police headquarters – Polizeipräsidenten in Berlin .
The Office of Health and Social Services offers advice to victims, especially about any benefits you me be entitled to, specifically, pension and medical support. For more information you can click here
The Social Services of the Judicial Department coordinate with the “Opferhilfe Berlin e.V”, which advises victims of crime. The advice is confidential, free, and anonymous upon request. For further information you can click here .
Victims of crime and their next of kin can be offered immediate psychotherapeutic support in Berlin. This is so as to avoid long-term traumatic and medical problems or conditions. Adults can seek help at the Psychiatric University clinic at St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. Traumaambulanz für Erwachsene
For children and young adults, there is support at the Charite clinic Psychotherapeutic Department: die Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie der Charité.
For more information click on the following link .
The Bar Association of Berlin offers support in your search for the right lawyer. For further information click here
In many Berliner city districts there are civil rights advice centers for lower income people provided through the Citizens Registration Offices. For more information click on the link here .
As a citizen of a foreign country, you also have the possibility of contacting the consulate of your country.