Look out for the Victim Support NI new campaign posters which have been launched recently. The posters feature bold text emphasising the words HEARD, HELP and COURAGE. This is to encourage victims of crime to feel supported and to help them to find help.
Victim Support NI launch new campaign
Victim Support NI is an independent charity supporting people affected by crime. We offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of how long ago the event took place.
Our vision is of ‘a society that ensures appropriate support and information is available for people affected by crime.’
We pledge to continue to work for as long as is necessary to ensure that this vision becomes a reality and that those affected by crime are treated with respect and dignity while receiving the services and support they are entitled to.
Victim Support NI can help you after a crime, whether or not you go to the police. We can provide:
– emotional support and practical help
– assistance and support at court
– help with criminal injury compensation claims
– referral to specialist support services
– advocacy services in incidents of hate crime and sexual violence (Source)
Contact the Belfast Hub on 02890 243133 or email Belfast@victimsupportni.org.uk
For an example of how VIctim Support NI can help please watch the video below. Blessing has lived in Northern Ireland for 14 years. She reached out to Victim Support NI after she and her family experienced a series of racial attacks.
This film was made for the launch of the Unite Against Hate Campaign in Northern Ireland in June 2014.
If you would like to read more then please visit the Victim Support NI website. They offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of how long ago the event took place.