News from members

  • Update from Bílý kruh bezpečí

    Crime victims helpline 116 006 at Bílý kruh bezpečí has been operating 24/7 already for three years in the Czech Republic (Jan 2018). In December Bílý kruh bezpečí organized three specialized trainings for its volunteers focused on support to victims of terrorism.  For February we are preparing a press conference on an occasion of the European […]

    News from members 5 Jan, 2018

  • Italian update from I-Care

    I-CARE gives most of the support to victims through 6 house-shelters located in north of Italy. The largest one can accommodate up to 17 victims in parallel (I-CARE hosted 78 victims in 2017). Benefits paid to all victims are: – Basic care, listening to the physical and / or psychological needs. – Preparation of meals […]

    News, News from members 1 Jan, 2018

  • Results of the research about the experiences of volunteering in the victim and witness support offices at courts in Croatia

    The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, Independent Service for Victim and Witness support conducted this research during July-September 2017 about the experiences of volunteering in the victim and witness support offices at the courts, and usefulness of the knowledge, skills and experience that volunteers gained for their future work, employment and professional […]

    News, News from members 12 Oct, 2017

  • Victim Support Finland – activities on Terrorism directive and Nordic cooperation

    Victim Support Finland participates in the implementation process of the Terrorism directive A working group preparing the national implementation of the Terrorism directive organized a hearing where also Victim Support Finland was invited to give its opinion on how articles 24-26 on victims’ rights should be implemented. Later on VS Finland was also able to […]

    News, News from members 6 Oct, 2017

  • France Victimes support the victims of Hurricanes

    Since Hurricane Irma, which affected the French “Antilles” in early September 2017, France Victimes with its local associations has set up a project supported by the government and the Fondation de France. The project is to help the victims of Saint Barthelémy and Saint-Martin everywhere. France Victimes has mobilized teams of professionals in Paris, in […]

    News, News from members 5 Oct, 2017

  • ICV goes to Washington

    In April of 2017, the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (H.R. 2172– S.965) was updated and reintroduced by Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX) and Jim Himes (D-CT) in the House, and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA) in the Senate. This bipartisan bill includes provisions originally introduced in the 2013 CPPA along […]

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  • Busy quarter for Supporting Justice in the UK

    VSE members Supporting Justice have been exceptionally busy over the last quarter, with many developments surrounding their Victims Choice website and Quality Mark. Here is short summary of main activities by Supporting Justice: We are pleased to have just completed our first Quality Mark assessment for a large service provider in the UK. The Victims Choice […]

    News, News from members 4 Oct, 2017

  • Short update from The Czech Republic

    New volunteers In the beginning of October Bílý kruh bezpečí started an annual internal training for new volunteers. This year they welcomed 50 new volunteers (lawyers, psychologist, social workers and the university students). A surprisingly successful campaign on Facebook During summer holidays Bílý kruh bezpečí ran a successful campaign on Facebook. The campaign focused on […]

    News, News from members 1 Oct, 2017

  • News from White Circle Croatia

    Training for judicial professionals was held in Split, from 29th June till 30th June on Law Faculty as part of the project „Rights, support, protection and compensation of victims of crime“ with aim to introduce professionals in field of victim support with Directive 2012/29/EU. Details about the training you can find on White Circle’s web […]

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  • Good practices: terrorist Cataluña attack and others emergency experiences

    Our Spanish members Asociación de Apoyo a Víctimas de Delitos (ANVDV) are sharing theri reflections on ther aftermath of the Barcelona attack: Dear colleagues, dear friends, we want you to express our sincere gratitude to all Victim Support Europe’s members for the support and solidarity given to us during these very painful days. Their empathy and […]

    News, News from members 29 Sep, 2017

  • News from Offerraadgivningen i Danmark

    Evaluation of major projects OID is evaluating the 2 major projects “Education & Development” and “Mentor”, an interesting learning process. As we still do not know whether we shall get funding for 2018 and forward for these projects, we will have to make changes in the office. OID thematic day in October We are organizing […]

    News, News from members 28 Sep, 2017

  • VICTIMS’ CHARITY PROTESTS AGAINST ‘MONSTROUS’ RAPE CLAUSE

    Victim Support NI has been to the fore in protesting against the monstrous ‘rape clause’ element of the two child tax rule which was introduced in the region this month as part of the shake-up of the benefits system. They issues a press release and organised protest protests in Belfast and Derry. Here is the […]

    News, News from members 21 Sep, 2017