Saturday, 20 February 2016

ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT SERVICE


For Victims of Disability Hate Crime and Disabled Victims of Serious Crime in Birmingham and Solihull

Although high numbers of disabled people experience hate crime and/or criminal offences motivated by hostility towards them, few report it.

A confidential and free service developed to make the victim’s journey through the Criminal Justice System more accessible and easier to understand by:

· Providing an enhanced level of support for people wishing to report disability hate crime and/or serious crime

· Liaising with police and other agencies to ensure appropriate support is provided

· Supporting disabled people to make a Victim Personal Statement, witness statements and attending court if  required 

The service is available to disabled people in Birmingham and Solihull who are victims of criminal conduct where their disability, older age, long term health or mental health condition has made them a target.

For further information contact:

Janette Fletcher on 0121 248 4520  

Email: jfletcher@disability.co.uk  to discuss making a referral

Funded by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund

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