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Autumn News from Victim Support Denmark

By October 14, 2019February 1st, 2021News, News from members

Our volunteers and staff have had a good and calm summer and now everyone is back and in full swing.
Among our autumn activities we would like to highlight 3 focus areas:
Strategic/organizational work
In April, our organization adopted a new action plan for the next two years. It has to be operationalized just as work on a new vision has to begin.
In June, Denmark got a new government, returning to parliament on October 1. Based on our work for victims’ legal rights, we are going to arrange meetings with the judicial spokesmen and our new Minister of Justice.

Over the past few years we have expanded our collaboration with one of Denmark’s 5 universities. In collaboration with them, we are currently conducting an ongoing evaluation of our educational offerings for volunteers, just as we, together with Aalborg University in 2020, will investigate and evaluate the cooperation between the Danish police and our victim support. Together with Aalborg University, we plan to apply for a PhD at a later date, which will help to identify the benefits and challenges when a voluntary organization solves welfare tasks and enters into cocreation partnerships with the public.

Education and professional development
Again, there is full pressure on our basic and continuing education of volunteers. In the fall, we run both basic training courses, mentoring and training days on secondary traumatization and the leadership of groups that need to have a crisis interview.
Nordic meeting
In October 2019 we will attend a Nordic victim support meeting in Oslo. Here are the themes knowledge, experience and research after Utøya, as well as knowledge sharing and exploration of possible areas of cooperation between the Scandinavian countries.
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