Definition of victim support in English:

victim support


mass noun
  • The provision of advice and counselling to victims of crime.

    as modifier ‘a victim support scheme’
    • ‘They are also available for use by groups such as victim support, citizen's advice, Keighley College, Bradford social services and others.’
    • ‘Plans to raise cash for victim support schemes by adding a surcharge to fines for fixed-penalty offences have sparked outrage.’
    • ‘Plans for a £5 surcharge on speeding tickets to fund victim support services came under fire last night.’
    • ‘Dozens of employees from the police, CPS, witness service and victim support moved into Athena House, in Kettlestring Lane, in March.’
    • ‘‘Such pressure could come from parents, boyfriends, policemen, prosecutors, rape crisis centres and victim support counsellors,’ he said.’
    • ‘Humberside Fire Brigade's emergency service offers victim support for those suffering the traumatic aftermath of a fire.’
    • ‘Victims will now report crimes at community centres, victim support offices and area housing offices for centre staff to record details.’
    • ‘Doctors hope that the conference will lead to better partnerships between the police, the CPS, courts, health services and victim support agencies.’
    • ‘The multi-agency body is made up of representatives of the police, probation service, council, victim support, housing associations, disabled groups and others.’
    • ‘Services will include victim support and citizens advice, and it will offer links with statutory bodies such as Bradford Council, the fire service, the health authority and the youth service.’


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