Victim Support NI is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime. We offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of how long ago the event took place.
Our specially trained staff and volunteers are based across Northern Ireland and give people the emotional and practical help they need to recover from the impact of crime.
We deal with all crime types – from crimes such as theft or criminal damage right through to murder/manslaughter. What matters to us is how our clients have been affected by the impact of crime, and how we can help them.
Our support is based on the World Health Organisation’s ‘psychological first aid’ model, which is used worldwide to support people in the aftermath of a stressful event. We can also offer help to relatives and friends.
Research shows that for a lot of people, to talk about the impact of crime is a help in itself. In addition, we have an extensive database of other services which are available to those who have experienced crime.
We also operate a free and confidential Witness Service in every Crown, Magistrates and Youth court across Northern Ireland for prosecution witnesses over 18 years of age.
For many witnesses and victims, going to court can be a frightening and bewildering experience. Our team are trained to provide emotional support and practical information to adult prosecution witnesses, victims and their families.
Why Victim Support NI is supporting Boardroom Apprentice
“To play our part in proactively supporting and encouraging young people to learn, develop and engage in the Boardroom and provide them with an opportunity to actively participate in the board processes, challenge themselves and the other board members and grow in confidence and understanding.”
Location of Board and Committee Meetings
Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings
Board and Committee meetings are held quarterly. Meetings take place at 5pm