Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime as well as helping witnesses cope in going to court. Our trained volunteers offer someone to talk to in confidence, information on police and court procedures, help in dealing with other organisations, information about compensation and insurance as well as links to other sources of help.
Know when to say no. Picking up a gun or a knife always makes a situation worse, never better. This is a website from the Metropolitan Police where we aim to show you how real people can turn away from violent crime. If you've got ideas on how to help people to drop the weapons, then we would like to hear from you. You'll also find links to support networks and other organisations that can help.
Oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales; works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18; ensures that custody for them is safe, secure; and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
Catch22 is a local charity with a national reach. We work with young people and others who find themselves in seemingly impossible situations. We believe that nothing is impossible and help young people to find a way out of difficult situations and a way up. Our services help them develop the confidence and skills to find solutions that are right for them, whether it’s getting back into school or training, choosing to stay out of trouble, finding a safe place to live or helping them to live independently after leaving care or custody. Every young person deserves the chance to get on in life. No matter what.
The Trust exists to promote knife-crime awareness. Many people believe that knife crime is not their problem and will never affect them, but sadly this is being proven wrong more and more and we want to ensure that everyone knows the threat this problem poses to our lives. Aims to educate children of all ages of the consequences of knife crime and what it can do to a family, by ensuring children as young as primary school age know the difference between right and wrong and will never consider picking up a weapon. Be it through peer pressure, fear or simply believing it is cool, we aim to send the message to kids today that carrying a knife is not acceptable. Above all, Ben’s family urge anyone who carries a knife or weapon to lay it down and think about the pain and suffering they may cause.
We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Our services reach the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive. These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse. We provide a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Our services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children we work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support we offer.
Mothers Against Murder And Aggression is a national registered charity who have supported victims of violent crime and their families for over 15 years. MAMAA work directly with the Home Office, offering advice on victims needs, and develop and promote strategies that work towards reducing the unacceptable level of violent crime we see in our country.
The Peace Alliance works nationally with key statutory agencies such as the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police advising on key policy issues. It has now been recognised as a successful model for partnership working and is currently working across London and the United Kingdom with several other key organisations.
The Peace Alliance is well known for its work in gun and other violent crimes, youth crime, working with victims and families of victims of crime as well as young people to reduce crime in communities.
Tel: 020 3096 7708
Why me? promotes the right of every victim of crime to have the chance to sit down and talk to the person who caused them harm. Crime victims want to ask the offender direct questions — starting with "Why me?" Restorative Justice can provide answers and give peace of mind, whatever the severity of the crime.
Restorative justice is the process of bringing together those harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward.
Restorative Justice Council
The RJC is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative
practice. Restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.