About us

About us

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. We were set up over 38 years ago and have grown to become the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world. Every year, we contact over 1.5 million people after a crime to offer our help.

We depend on thousands of specially-trained volunteers to deliver our services and although we work closely with the police and other parts of the criminal justice system, we are an independent charity. 

We have offices across England and Wales and we run the Witness Service in every court.  We also run the national Victim Supportline.

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Use the form below to send an email to our media team. We'll respond as soon as we can, but if it's urgent it may be better to call us on 020 7268 0202.