Support hubs for victims of crime

VICTIM support hubs have opened in Dewsbury and Batley town centres.

They will offer free, confidential, emotional and practical support to people of all ages who have been victims of and witnesses to crime.

The Dewsbury hub is open every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and is based in Kirklees’ Customer Service Centre in the Walsh Building on Town Hall Way. 

The Batley hub is open every Monday between 10am and 4pm, and is based at Jo Cox House in Market Place.

Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: “Many people affected by crime often feel unable to get the help they need, whether or not they wish to report it to the police, so the new victim hubs will ensure wider support to victims and witnesses of all ages for the next three years.” 

Coun Carole Pattison said: “Kirklees Council is committed to offering the best possible support to victims and witnesses when a crime has taken place. 

“These new hubs will provide further support for victims and witnesses of crime and a sign of the commitment the council has to help reduce crime.” 

Anyone affected by crime can access the support provided by specially trained members of staff or volunteers.

Other supporting agencies are being encouraged to use the facility to enable victims and witnesses to experience all-round support.

For more information call 0300 303 1971 or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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