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Victims First Northumbria launch their Enhanced Service Model

Posted by Danni on November 5th, 2018

 

On the 5th November 2018, VFN were  excited to announce the launch of their Enhanced Service.  This will mean that victims and witnesses who are vulnerable, intimidated and persistently targeted will receive even greater support.

This will include :

*First contact within 48 hours and then fortnightly contact with the victim as agreed with them

*Advocacy service

*Support to family members as well as the victim

*Assistance in completing victim personal statements

*Dedicated cope and recovery support throughout any associated court process.

Victims and witnesses will continue to be offered specialist support from the commissioned services we work with and emotional and practical support from our coordinators and volunteers.

We would like to say thank you also to the members of the Victim Advisory Group for sharing their experiences and helping us shape our services to meet the demands of victims and witnesses in Northumbria.