The Victims First Project is funded by the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner under the Supporting Victims Fund.
What is the Victims First Project?
The project provides legal advice and support to vulnerable victims of domestic violence and crime. The service offers Family and Immigration Law advice, but also advice in other areas of law as and when required including welfare benefits to victims of domestic violence. The project can also offer support in completing compensation applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) from people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime - the service is supported by advisers across our team.
We also run training sessions for local professionals to help them understand more about the legal resolutions that can be sought when there is domestic violence and which of these can be sought via legal aid and what happens in court etc.
How can I make a referral into this project?
We work with a range of trusted sector partners in delivering the project including Victims First Northumbria (VFN), and these organisations refer clients to the project based on agreed criteria, and also accept direct referrals from vulnerable clients. The project provides a discreet and confidential service so if you would like to know more about the project, or think we can be of help with your personal situation, please get in touch.