New scheme will help victims of crime and anti-social behaviour

Peter Jones (left), of Catch 22, with Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader EMN-150924-153131001
Peter Jones (left), of Catch 22, with Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader EMN-150924-153131001
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A new support service for victims and witnesses of crime and antisocial behaviour in Leicestershire and Rutland is to launch on Monday (September 28).

Victim First will provide both practical and emotional support to help people cope and recover from their ordeal.

Earlier this year Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader awarded the contract for delivering victims’ and witnesses’ services to Catch 22, a social business providing services that help people in tough situations.

And on Monday the new service will be unveiled at a launch event at Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium.

Catch 22 has pledged that Victim First will provide victims and witnesses of crime with greater support, ensuring vulnerable people receive the help they need.

The service will proactively offer restorative justice. This will be victim led, where offenders meet their victims, as part of a package of measures aimed at helping people recover from their experience.