The Victims First Project - funded by the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner under the Supporting Victims Fund.
The project provides legal advice and support to vulnerable victims of domestic violence and crime. The service offers family and Immigrations law advice, but also advice in other areas of law as and when required including welfare benefits to victims of domestic violence.
The project 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.
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.
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.
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 contact one of our advisers on 0191 2304777..