The Effects of Crime on Young People

An event on 22 November 2010  in Oxfordshire brought together nearly 60 key professionals, management and decisions-makers, as well as front line practitioners from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations, to explore the resources available to support young victims and witnesses.  The day was well received and was an opportunity to hear from key speakers as well as group work and interactive theatre sessions exploring ways of working with young people hurt by crime.

If you are a practitioner working with young people hurt by crime, get this pack!!

Crime can have a devastating impact on peoples’ lives – and particularly on young people who are less well equipped to cope than adult victims, and who are generally less likely to come forward to report it.

It is essential therefore that front-line agencies, who may be the first point of contact, be adequately trained and equipped to respond appropriately and offer effective help.  

To this end, the Partnership has worked very closely with Oxfordshire YOT , the Office of Criminal Justice Reform and other key agencies,  to raise awareness of the issues and to work towards the production of a comprehensive resources pack – containing  2 books and a DVD (worth £50) which have been published by SAFE!.    If you would like to find out more about ordering the pack please contact  Peter.Wallis@Oxfordshire.gov.uk.

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