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Who We Are

About Us

Victims First Northumbria is an independent and free victim referral service. Being a victim of crime can be traumatic. Victims First understands everyone’s differing needs and situations and we will always give the best possible care and advice.

Our Mission Statement

Victims First Northumbria will provide a victim centred service that integrates victim referral capability and the co-ordination of effective and proportionate support based on needs of the individual victims, ensuring: further victimisation is prevented, victims can cope in the aftermath of a crime and can enter long-term recovery and an increase in criminal justice outcomes.

Meet the board

The board is responsible for the overall governance of Victims First Northumbria and takes care of our policy, strategy, direction and forward planning. Our Trustees are all volunteers with a broad range of skills, experience and personal qualities.


We put the victim at the heart of everything we do.

Whether referred by the police, yourself or by another agency, we have a team of fully trained co-ordinators who will provide help and support.

We have co-ordinators who specialise in the following areas: Restorative Justice, Volunteering, Young People & Children, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Anti-Social Behaviour, The Elderly,  Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Housing & Benefits.