Victims Code Seminar
Event Date / Time: 20/01/2014 @ 2:00pm
Event Summary: As part of hate crime awareness week, the Crown Prosecution Service in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation will be hosting an event to raise awareness of the new Victims Code.
Number 5 Richmond Street
Price per Person: Free
Event Full Details: Being a victim of crime can be distressing.
The impact of crime will vary, but many people benefit from receiving some support and information to help them cope and recover. The Victims’ Code is a statutory Government document which explains what support and information victims of crime – both people and businesses – can expect. Some victims in special circumstances, for example children or victims of the most serious crimes including hate crimes, are entitled to extra support.
In this 1 hour Seminar the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police will explain what Victims can expect from them in relation to the investigation, prosecution and support for victims and witnesses.
Speakers will include:
Nazir Afzal OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West
Lesley Cullen, Victim and Witness Care Manager, Witness Care
Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation
You should attend if you are providing advocacy services, or are a Criminal Justice Agency, Voluntary and Community Sector Group or are involved in supporting victims and witnesses.
If you would like to attend please rsvp by Thursday 16th January to reserve a place. Christopher Marsland@cps.gsi.gov.uk
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