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Help for victims

For help and support, call your local victim care team now on 0845 277 0977 or 0191 281 0491

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

If you've been affected by crime and need support outside of these hours, call our Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111.

Find out more about how we can help you.

About us

Johanna Parks is responsible for the local services for victims of crime in Cleveland. 

To discuss commissioning Victim Support, or other administrative issues, contact Johanna on 01642 297 000 or write to her at Victim Support, Briargate, 4 Longlands Road, Middlesbrough TS4 2JL.

Please note: this is not a general number for victims – if you need help please call the local victim care unit on 0845 277 0977 or 0191 281 0491

Useful links

Find out more about who Victim Support works with in Cleveland 

The website for Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Helen Britton House is a purpose built Sexual Assault Referral Centre specifically designed to provide a sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.

Based in Middlesbrough, My Sisters Place is an independent specialist ‘one stop shop’ for women aged 16 or over have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.

EVA is a voluntary organisation which is a confidential service developed, managed and staffed by women for women and their children, regardless of age, race, gender or sexuality.

Help and support for victims of sexual violence and those supporting victims

Someone we’ve helped

“I suffered a fractured eye socket and cheekbone, and after the crime I felt very upset and worried for my safety. I was also worried for the safety of my partner and the problems continuing.

“I needed to talk to someone about how I was feeling, to be listened to and reassured. After Victim Support called me, I realised that it would help me to talk things through and find out what help I could receive. They offered me emotional support, help with court information and help with a compensation claim.

“I would recommend Victim Support to all victims and witnesses, because I found the chance to talk through how I was feeling really helped, and it really benefitted me to be able to speak to someone in confidence. I was given information about the wider criminal justice system that I don’t feel I would have otherwise known about.”   

The Witness Service supported 2,685 witnesses in Cleveland last year

The Witness Service supported 2,685 witnesses in Cleveland last year