All local support
Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only victims, but their friends, family and any other people involved. Because they're an independent charity, you can talk to them whether or not you reported the crime to the police. They can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.
Victim Support also have the following specialist services in Sussex:
Hate Incident Support Service (HISS)- West Sussex. The HISS is a third party reporting centre & also provide emotional and practical support to victims of Hate Crime and Hate Incidents.You can self refer by contacting Victim Support's main service or by emailing the specialist hate incident contact address.
Hate Crime Independent Victims Advocate (HCIVA)- East Sussex. The HCIVA role is a specialist advocate supporting victims of hate crime through emotional and practical support. You can self refer by contacting Victim Support's main service.
Fraud Caseworkers- Sussex wide. Two specialist caseworkers supporting vulnerable victims of fraud by providing tailored emotional and practical support, putting in place effective interventions to help minimise the risk of re-victimisation. Referrals are through Sussex Police and their Operation Signature initiative.
Our extensive knowledge of domestic abuse, child protection and stalking issues inform our educational, legal and therapeutic expertise, which qualify us to offer a comprehensive and unique service to our clients. We aim to empower and enable individuals to make informed decisions within the criminal and family justice systems and encourage professional responsibility to ensure the decision making process is centred on client/victim best interests.