News from members

  • An overview of activities in VWSS Croatia

    VSE members from Croatia Victim And Witness Support Service (VWSS) are giving us an overview of their activities and recent developments: Current project and activities: VWSS Croatia, Documenta- Center for Dealing with the Past, Centre for Peace Osijek and White Circle Croatia are implementing the project Rights, Support, Protection and Compensation for Victims of Crime. The project […]

    News, News from members 28 Jun, 2017

  • Croatian Ministry of Justice supports the National call center and publishes call for proposals

    Ministry of Justice and the Croatian Victim and Witness Support Service signed the new two-year Cooperation agreement in order to continue providing the services of the National call centre for victims of crime and misdemeanor 116 006, which was established in 2013. The Agreement was signed on June 14th 2017 by the State Secretary at […]

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  • News from Offerraadgivningen in Denmark

    Funds for an OID Secretariat Leader Finally, OID managed to get funds for a secretariat leader through the National Police and have constituted part time our experienced project coordinator Dorte K. Mortensen. People’s Meting, Bornholm: For the 6th year, far more than 100.000 NGOs, politicians, institutions, the media, civilians, etc. met for 4 days in the […]

    News, News from members 26 Jun, 2017

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 […]

    News, News from members 20 Jun, 2017

  • I Care giving support to victims

    Most of the support given by I-CARE to victims is carried out through 6 shelters distributed in northern Italy. The largest shelter can accommodate up to 17 victims in parallel (i-CARE host 26 victims in the first months of 2017) Benefits paid to all victims are: – Basic care, listening to the physical and / […]

    News from members 19 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 […]

    News, News from members 16 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 […]

    News, News from members 14 Jun, 2017

  • Understanding victims of crime – report by Victim Support

    Victim Support England & Wales has published a new report entitled  Understanding Victims of Crime – The impact of the crime and support needs  The report explores similarities and differences in the impact of crime and expressed needs of victims across the main crime types. The report includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from […]

    News, News from members 1 Jun, 2017

  • How to deal with media when you were bereaved or victimised by the attack in Manchester?

    Terrorist attacks are often accompanied by overwhelming media attention. While Media can play an important role in informing the public and spreading checked facts, dealing with the media attention can be stressful and even harmful for the victims. Among many different efforts and activities in order to support victims of recent attacks in Manchester, VSE […]

    News, News from members 24 May, 2017