Free emotional and practical support for victims of crime
Victims First is managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, providing free emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of crime.
Any victim of crime or abuse living in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire is eligible to receive support, regardless of the crime they experienced, when it took place, or whether or not they have chosen to report it to the police.
Victims First tailors support to meet individual’s needs. This can include telephone or face-to-face support, advocacy, (including help to access other services such as drug and alcohol services and legal services), support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police) and therapeutic counselling.
People may also be referred to one of the specialist services, including services to support victims of sexual violence, domestic abuse and exploitation and a Young Victims Service supports children and young victims of crime aged between 5-18 as well as offering whole family support if needed.
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