Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. Our purpose is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.
Last year we were in contact with over 849,236 victims of crime offering information, advice and support. 715,000 people visited our website and our dedicated local teams provided specialist emotional and practical support to 123,435 victims.
We are independent of the government, the police, local authorities and criminal justice system, but work closely with them and others to achieve our vision – a world where victims and witnesses are given the support they need and the respect they deserve.
Victim Support works with victims of crime and we put them at the heart of our organisation and the way we run our services. Our work, our support and our voice is informed and shaped by them.
As an organisation, victims are our only focus, and over the years we have developed unrivalled expertise in their needs, aspirations and their journey through the criminal justice system.
We are a national organisation but we are deeply rooted in the local communities in which we work.