Crime victims support

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PEOPLE can find out more about the services available to victims of crime in Hartlepool and give their views on where more support is needed at an event later this month.

The Safer Hartlepool Partnership – a partnership of Hartlepool Council, the police and other organisations working together to reduce crime and make Hartlepool a safer place – is running a ‘Services for Victims’ event on Monday, October 8, in the Borough Hall from 9am-12pm.

The event will include presentations on the Government’s drive to provide services with a ‘victim-centred’ approach, including the increasing prominence of restorative justice.

There will also be workshops to explore and discuss different aspects of services for victims

Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond, chair of the Safer Hartlepool Partnership, said: “Providing support for victims of crime in Hartlepool is an integral part of the Partnership’s work and it’s vital that we ensure we are providing the best and most effective services, particularly in the light of developments on a national level.

“I hope as many people as possible will come along to this event to find out more about the support we give to victims and to give us their views on whether there are things which we could be doing better.”

Anyone interested in coming to the event is asked to confirm their attendance in advance by contacting Claire Hunter on (01429) 523100 or e-mailing by 12pm on Friday, October 5.