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Help for Victims
A victim of crime is someone who has suffered harm, injury or loss as a direct result of an offence, as well as someone who feels threatened by the actions of another person. You are also a victim of crime if an immediate member of your family has died as a direct result of an offence.
As a victim of crime, sorting out the problems that crime causes and making decisions can be difficult and confusing. It is important to have someone to talk to who can provide helpful information and support. This can often be critical to a victim’s recovery.
We at Voice are committed to responding to the needs of victims of crime. Each person we have contact with will be treated at all times with courtesy, compassion and respect.
Every person reacts and deals with their feelings in their own way. The following tips may help you deal with your feelings and reactions after a crime:
- Talk about how you feel with someone you trust
- Structure your life as much as possible
- Do not make major life decisions at this time
- Eat regularly and make sure you get physical exercise
- Allow yourself good days and bad days
- Limit the use of alcohol and drugs
- Be kind and gentle with yourself
What happens now…
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Last modified 22nd February 2017
"I'm so glad I reported my crime to the Police
I must admit I was worried about reporting a crime, as I felt nervous about the response I might get. When I did, my opinion changed, everyone was very understanding and helpful. They were sympathetic to my concerns and didn’t make me feel like a nuisance.”