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  • Hate Crime Review and Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill Progress as Victim Support Scotland Forges Positive Future

    Kevin Kane – Victim Support Scotland’s Parliamentary, Research & Policy Officer is bringing us a detailed overview on recent developments in Scotland and VS Scotland role & status The Right Honourable Lord Bracadale is currently chairing an independent review of the laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland.  This is aimed at ensuring the legal […]

    News, News from members 23 Jun, 2017

  • VSE’s Levent Altan speaks at ERA Summer Course

    Today, VSE’s Executive Director Levent Altan will make a speech and presentation at ERA Summer Course on European Criminal Justice in Trier, Germany. Academy of European Law (ERA) and Victim Support Europe have a long history of joint work and cooperation and today’s speech and presentation ans well as contribution to other sessions ans workshops of […]

    News 22 Jun, 2017

  • Supporting Justice officially launched the Victims Choice website

    VSE members from the UK Supporting Justice has officially launched the Victims Choice website on 26 April 2017. The Victims Choice website provides information on victim services around the UK and identifies the victim services in a victim’s own local area. It allows victims or others affected by crime to leave a review of the service […]

    News, News from members 21 Jun, 2017

  • New service introduced by AdVIC

    In the past month, VSE members from Ireland, Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC) launched its new Children’s Counselling Service. Their  professional counselors participated in a training course developed by AdVIC and led by Brid Carroll, a specialist children’s bereavement counselor and educator. This is the first such service of its kind in Ireland and it […]

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  • Workshop on protection and support for victims of elder abuse

    On Wednesday 14th of June 2017 Victim Support Europe co-organised a workshop on protection and support for victims of elder abuse on the occasion with AGE Platform Europe and with the support of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. AGE Platform Europe is the leading European network of non-profit organisations of and for […]

    News 20 Jun, 2017

  • News from White Circle Croatia

    On 31 March 2017, as part of the project “Rights, Support, Protection and Compensation of Criminal Victims”, a one-day training course named “By educating CSOs on a better quality of victims of criminal offenses was organized in Split. Main objective of the training is the strengthening of civil society organizations through the implementation of education […]

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  • Information for Victims of London’s Finsbury Park attack

    London was again struck by an attack last night when a van ploughed into crowd outside Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury Park Mosque, leaving one person dead and 10 injured. Victim Support is offering support to anyone who has witnessed or been affected by the terror incident in London yesterday. For their free Supportline call +448 08 16 89 […]

    News 19 Jun, 2017

  • An overview of the #VSE2017 annual conference

    On 17 and 18 May  Victims Support NI, Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC), the Victims’ Rights Alliance (VRA)  and Victim Support Europe organised the 27th Annual Victim Support Europe Conference – Victims of Crime: Rights, Needs & Responses’. The conference was held in over a 330 years old Royal Hospital’s monumental 17th century building  located in beautiful […]

    News 16 Jun, 2017

  • Mayor of London appoints first Victims Commissioner

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Claire Waxman as the first Victims Commissioner for London to help dramatically improve the experience of victims of crime in the capital, alongside with dedication of  £47m for services in order to better support them over three years . As it is stated in Mayor of Lonodn’s press […]

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  • New VSE Executive Board member

    On 19 May 2017 Dr. Gábor Veisz was elected President of Victim Support Europe at our Annul General Meeting which took place in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Gábor Veisz has been working in the field of victim support since 2009. Between 2011 and 2017 he was head of the Victim Support Unit of the Hungarian Office of Justice (later […]

    News 15 Jun, 2017

  • VSE welcomes signing of the Istanbul Convention

    Yesterday June 13 2017 the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová signed The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. This is the second international treaty that is signed by European Commission and it is signed in Strasbourg in the presence of the Secretary General of the […]

    News 14 Jun, 2017

  • Victim support NI receives volunteering quality award

    VSE full member Victim Support NI, the leading charity helping victims and witnesses of crime in Northern Ireland, have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers.  It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering […]

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