Expertise and credentials
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity. We are dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales, and we put them at the heart of our organisation.
Our purpose is to provide specialist help and services, to support people to cope and recover until they feel they are back on track with their lives. We work in a way that suits them and ensure their voices are heard through their support and beyond.
As an organisation, victims, those close to them and witnesses to the crime are our focus and over the years we have developed unrivalled expertise as to their needs and aspirations and their journey through the criminal justice system.
Last year, following our help and support:
- 72% of people felt better able to cope
- 85% of people felt better informed about support and the options open to them
- 72% felt safer
- 73% said their wellbeing had improved
We are local
Our services are delivered locally through skilled staff and volunteers who are deeply rooted in these communities. We adapt our services to meet local needs and pride ourselves on being responsive to these needs and priorities.
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