Care, advice and support for victims of crime across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.
How we can help
The service will provide:
A single point of contact throughout the whole victim journey from first reporting the incident to the police, throughout the investigation and criminal justice process and beyond.
Support for all victims of crime who request help whether the incident has been reported to the police or not.
A focus on those victims who have suffered the greatest impact from crime irrespective of the crime type, namely; victims of serious crime, the most persistently targeted and the most vulnerable and intimidated.
Services tailored to individual needs to help the victim to cope with the immediate impact of the crime and to help them to recover from the harm caused by: –
Addressing concerns identified by the victim;
Responding to immediate safety concerns / risks;
Providing immediate emotional support and practical help;
Offering advice, support and encouragement;
Promoting empowerment and not dependency;
Considering the benefits of participation in restorative justice; and
Assisting with criminal injuries compensation claims.
Access to the best and most relevant support services and charities available locally.