Last week I went along to meet Andy Hall from Victim Support. I had always known about this organisation but it was great to have the chance to understand in a lot more depth what they do and how they support people.
I suspect most of the public will expect the Victim Support workers to all be staff, but in fact this is an organisation making heavy use of volunteers.
We discussed a whole range of things including Hate Crime and people's perceptions of crime and safety.
It's obviously important to make sure that victims are not forgotten but its equally important to make sure they don't feel they are forgotten.
I'll be blogging again about this but for now here is a link to the organisation's national website which has lots more information about what they do.