Launch of Victims First – new resource for victims of crime

Author
Sarah Stokes, PR and Communication Support Officer
Article date
3 May 2017
Primary interest
Crime and Offending

Victims First is a new online resource for victims of crime which has advice on what to do and how to get help.  It includes information and advice for victims including signposting them to services to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. It has a section on the Victims Code explaining clearly what help victims can expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if they report the crime.

The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support in their area. Members of the public will be able to use the website to refer themselves directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s own support services or find information and contact details for other organisations.

We have included a large number of services in the directory which support victims of crime across the Thames Valley.  Please have a look at the website www.victims-first.org.uk and check the details for your service.   If you would like to make any changes to the information about your service, or if your service isn’t listed in the directory and you would like it to be, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at OPCC.comms@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  or complete the feedback form on the Victims First website