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Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to over 200,000 victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland each year. We achieve this through the dedicated work of volunteers, supported by paid staff in our Courts and all local authority areas of Scotland.

We educate the public with specialised training programmes and work to raise awareness of the impact of crime on individuals, communities and society. We are an independent charity, committed to providing free, confidential, impartial and effective support to help victims and witnesses cope with the experience of crime and find the strength to move on with their lives. More information can be found on our  Vision, Mission and Values and What Do We Do pages.


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Victim Support Scotland calls for ‘public health approach’ to hate crime

Victim Support Scotland will unveil its 93-page report, Fostering a Victim-Centred Approach to Hate Crime in Scotland, at its first dedicated hate crime conference in Glasgow on 28 September 2017.

The report and conference are part of Victim Support Scotland’s drive for the concerns and experiences of victims to be at the centre of any new hate crime policy or legislation in Scotland.

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Release: Victim Support Scotland calls for ‘public health approach’ to hate crime

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