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New roadshow dates to help victims of crime

A new roadshow is arriving in Clay Cross later this month to help victims of crime access vital support services to promote their recovery.

Hundreds of people have already benefitted from the CORE tour which promotes the many pathways of help available for victims of domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, hate crime, antisocial behaviour and other crimes.

The latest stop, which will be attended by Derbyshire PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and charity partners, will be outside Clay Cross Medical Centre in Bridge Street on Friday, June 28, between 10am and 2pm.  There will be another road show, at a venue to be confirmed, in the Derbyshire Dales on July 26.

CORE is a new model of victim care launched three years ago to help people rebuild their lives in the aftermath of crime, connecting people to a wide source of local and national help providers.

At the centre of the service is a new website which enables people to self-refer themselves for help without ever reporting a crime to the police.

Through the service, there are also opportunities for victims to meet the perpetrators of their crimes as part of a restorative justice approach to aid their emotional recovery.

Mr Dhindsa said: “These roadshows have been invaluable in getting the message out that there are people trained and ready to listen to initiate that journey to recovery.

“The roadshows continue to draw a strong turnout and we are immensely grateful to our partner organisations and support workers who are joining us in this awareness drive.

“The psychological and emotional impact of crime can last a lifetime and it’s vitally important we provide help early on. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure victims know who and where to get help to make this process easier.”

Further roadshows will take place every month until November.

In addition to CORE, the PCC funds the ‘Got Your Back’ service which delivers practical and emotional support to help young people recover from crime.

The service, run by independent charity Remedi, was launched by the PCC in April 2018 and has seen an increasing number of young people self-refer for help from its specially-trained volunteers.

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Posted on Thursday 13th June 2019
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