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VSS News

Liz Smillie

VSS Fundraiser in Top 3 for TV Award

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Liz Smilie who is a friend of Victim Support South Ayrshire, has been nominated for the RBS Real Heroes award. Liz has been shortlisted to the final 3 for the fundraising category. Please watch and vote for Liz on Monday 9th November, on STV @ 8pm.
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Fundraising Music Evening

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Supporters in Elgin raised an amazing £1008 through a great evening's entertainment last month at a Music Evening starring Andy Leyton James. Andy is a popular local performer and received support from both the victim and witness service after being a victim of attempted murder in 2012. The event raised an amazing £1008

Scottish Sentencing Council Established

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Established on 19th October, the Council is an independent body responsible for preparing guidelines to help ensure a consistent approach to sentencing will work to raise public awareness and understanding of sentencing practice.
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Could You Join the VSS Board?

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We've recently celebrated our 30th birthday. Now we are looking for more people to join our board and take Victim Support Scotland into the future. Could you join us?
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Raising Funds for VSS in Bellshill

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Bellshill Parish Church are raising money for Victim Support and celebrating the refurbishment of their historic organ this weekend. Everyone welcome at 7pm Sunday 4th October.
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Pressures Mounting on Sheriff Court System

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Reducing budgets and more complex cases are putting pressure on Scotland's sheriff court system, an Audit Scotland Report has concluded today.
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Calls for Change in New VSS Manifesto

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Victim Support Scotland's new Manifesto was launched at our AGM. It highlights the main changes and improvements we are campaigning for to keep people affected by crime at the heart of justice in Scotland
Catherine Dyer Crown Agent Speaking at AGM

Building on 30 Years at our AGM

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Volunteers, staff, supporters and representatives of Scottish Courts, Police Scotland and COPFS gathered at Glasgow City Chambers today to celebrate 30 Years of Victim Support in Scotland.
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30 Years of Victims’ Rights

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Improvements in Victims’ & Witnesses’ Rights in Scotland over the last 30 Years have been remarkable. In 2015, while there is still a long way to go, the improvement has been huge! See our new Infographic.
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30 Years of Victim Support

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Victim Support in Scotland has come a long way since the Scottish Association of Victim Support Schemes was launched by a group of visionaries in South Lanarkshire in 1985! See our new Infographic.
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