A CHARITY has been commissioned to provide emotional and practical help for victims of crime across South Yorkshire and Humberside.
Victim Support will help people to cope immediately after an offence and assist long-term recovery through a range of support services.
Humberside police commissioner Keith Hunter and South Yorkshire counterpart Dr Alan Billings made the announcement in Doncaster on Tuesday (18).
Dr Billings said: “It is important that each victim has access to a single point of contact, which will offer services to meet their specific needs.
“Victim Support have been awarded this contract across South Yorkshire and Humberside to support victims emotionally and practically, it will help victims with criminal injuries and compensation applications.”
Johanna Parks, Victim Support deputy locality director, said: “We are very pleased to be asked to provide support across South Yorkshire and Humberside.
”Victim Support has an unparalleled background in helping all victims of crime, whatever the crime that has happened against them.
“Our fully trained professional case workers, as well as volunteers, are able to offer each individual emotional and practical support that is specifically tailored to their needs.”