Launch of Victim Support Scotland Manifesto 2011-2015

Diary date for all media - Victim Support Scotland will launch ‘No Going Back,’ its 2011-2015 Manifesto for Action in the Upper Library of the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF, at 10.30am on Thursday, November 18, 2010. All media are invited to attend and newspaper, radio or TV slots can be agreed in advance.

Among key demands will be additional measures to ensure that the needs of victims and witnesses of crime are paramount.

Two victims of crime who will be able to portray the human cost of becoming a victim will also be available for interview.

Briefing note:

Victim Support Scotland, now celebrating its 25th year, is a registered charity which provides help to all victims and witnesses of crime. Last year VSS dealt with almost 100,000 Victim referrals, 70,000 Witness referrals and about 1,000 referrals to VOYCE, its youth justice service in Dundee. The charity has a presence in all of Scotland’s local authority regions and has staff and/or volunteers in every Sheriff and High Court in Scotland.

Contact: David Sinclair
Phone: 07803 970320
Email: david.sinclair@victimsupportsco.org.uk
Website: http://www.victimsupportsco.org.uk