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The Victim Services Conference 2022: Sensitively Supporting Victims of Crime


10th Feb 2022 to 10th Feb 2022

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For the first time, the Crime Survey for England and Wales 2020 incorporated perceptions and questions asked of victims of crime. The findings were mixed, with some evidence of positive interactions between victims and criminal justice practitioners, however, there has been growing victim dissatisfaction in the handling of their cases. The enforcement of the New Victims’ Code signals a step in the right direction to provide better support to victims. As we begin to return to a sense of normality, now is an opportune moment to evaluate lessons learnt during lockdown and consider ways to improve victim support services and their experiences of the criminal justice system.

  • 78% of victims surveyed in 2018-2019 were satisfied with their contact with victims’ services
  • 6% of victims were satisfied with their initial contact with the police in 2020
  • In 2020, 52.2% of victims didn’t think the police kept them well informed about progress in the case
  • 1 in 5 victims did not report crimes as they did not think the police would be interested

Join us at The Victim Services Conference 2022: Sensitively Supporting Victims of Crime to hear the latest updates and guidance around Government funding and policy for supporting victims through the criminal justice system. Engage with high-level keynotes delivered by leading experts across the sector. Learn from exemplary case studies addressing a range of issues such as encouraging victims to report crimes and using restorative justice approaches to manage trauma. Gain the opportunity to network with senior colleagues to discuss common obstacles and ways to overcome these.

Why Attend:
✓ Share key insights into supporting victims and witnesses throughout the criminal justice process
✓ Understand and learn from a range of recommended best practice case-studies
✓ Networking opportunities with senior colleagues from across the criminal justice system
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

This is a live event taking place online:
✓ Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
✓ Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
✓ Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
✓ Review event materials and presentations post-event
✓ Receive additional resources to boost your learning and support you in your role

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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