Victim Awareness Course (VAC)
The Victim Awareness Course (VAC) is a simple and meaningful option for an offender (aged 18 or over) who has committed a low level volume crime and has been diverted from prosecution through the issuing of a Conditional Caution or a Community Resolution.
The VAC was developed with victims at its heart and aims to reduce re-offending by helping people to:
- understand the impact that their actions have on victims, their loved ones, themselves and the wider community
- reconsider their attitudes and beliefs that support crime
- take personal responsibility for their actions
- identify what they could do differently in future.
The VAC is not designed to humiliate or hold offenders to account.
The three-hour course is delivered during evenings and weekends by accredited Victim Support trainers at a suitable local venue within a referring police force area.