Supporting Victims of Crime
If you have been a victim of crime, did you know that you can get support and advice for free from Victim Support?
The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is responsible for providing victim support and restorative justice services. We have just renewed the contract for independent charity Victim Support to continue to deliver support services to victims of crime in Essex. The contract, worth £550,000 a year, will run for three years and means victims will continue to have support to help them cope and recover from the impact of crime, ensuring they feel equipped and empowered to move on.
Jane Gardner, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Victims are at the heart of what we do and we are committed to ensuring all victims are able to receive the support they are entitled to. Victim Support provide a great service that is really focussed on meeting the needs of victims. I’m delighted it will be able to continue with that excellent work.”
David Padgett, Contract Manager for Victim Support said “We are delighted to be able to continue delivering much needed support to victims of crime” adding “the new service will increase access to services and provide dedicated caseworkers to each victim we look after.”
If you’ve been affected by crime and would like support you can contact Essex Victim Support by calling 0808 1781694 or visit https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/east-england/essex