Do you need support following a crime or abuse?
Posted on 10th September 2020 at 15:56
Victims First is managed by the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley. It is available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and provides free emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of any crime or abuse regardless of when it took place, or whether it has been reported to the police.
Victims First tailors support to individual’s needs. This can include telephone or face-to-face support, advocacy, (including help to access other services such as drug and alcohol services and legal services), support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police) and therapeutic counselling. People may also be referred to one of the specialist services which include help for victims of sexual violence, domestic abuse and exploitation as well as a service to support young victims of crime.
To find out more and receive support you can speak to a Victims First Officer by calling 0300 1234 148, or contacting them through the website www.victims-first.org.uk by Live Chat or by completing an online referral form.
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