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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson launched the new Victims’ Service on the 1 April 2015.  The service will provide support to all victims of crime and ensure that specialist help is provided when needed and will help victims cope and recover from the impacts of crime.

To inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victims’ Commission, who advise and make recommendations to the PCC on service provision, about hate crime services we are inviting all stakeholders to take part in an event to capture a West Midlands wide picture of existing services and pathways.  Once existing provision is clearly mapped and understood, recommendations can be made that will establish consistent services and pathways for victims of each of the protected five strands of hate crime.

We are inviting stakeholders to join us to:

  • Identify what support services exist for people who have experienced hate crime based on one of the five protected characteristics
    • Disability
    • Race
    • Religion
    • Transgender identity
    • Sexual orientation
    • Capture what we know about the needs of victims of hate crime
    • Understand a victim’s pathway to support
    • Put together a plan for hate crime week (10-17 October 2015)

We hope that you will attend this important event as your contribution is valuable to the process.  Please confirm your attendance by clicking on the following:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hate-crime-shaping-services-for-victims-of-hate-crime-2014-16-and-beyond-a-collaborative-approach-tickets-17632203395

Event details:

Hate Crime – Shaping Services for Victims of Hate Crime 2015-16 and Beyond: A Collaborative Approach

Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB

Thursday 23 July 2015

9 am for a 9.30 start – 12.30 pm with lunch

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