Supporting Victims

Galop 

Galop provides advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.  Galop are a completely independent community-led group and are not connected to the police.

 

In-Trust Merseyside

In December 2006, Sefton Equalities Partnership established the ‘In-Trust Community Empowerment Network’ with teh aim of:

  • Providing support and guidance for men and women with an intersex or transgendered history in Sefton
  • Positively promoting best practice around employing people from this community
  • Working with both voluntary and public sector organisations to identify the barriers to employment and service-delivery faced by this community
  • Combating transphobia, promoting greater acceptance and rights for all ‘trans’ people
  • Providing a safe place to explore and express personal gender identity, providing advice and support with transitioning.

In-Trust’s work in highlighting and embedding best practice into the mainstream work environment and providing equality and diversity training for all sectors has gained the network recognition at local, regional and national levels.

 

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project provides information, support, referrals, advocacy and other services to LGBT survivors of violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes, focusing these services within the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCAVO also educates the community at large through training and outreach programs.

 

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services Anti-Violence Project

LAMDA’s Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides victim services to survivors of hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

 

National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership

The National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership brings together 35 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the partnership led by the LGBT Consortium aims to increase the reporting of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted.

 

The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring was established in Southall, West London in the early 1980s by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the local area. Today, they have become a leading anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. The Monitoring Group receives over 1,000 calls every year on its Help Line from people experiencing racial violence, religious hatred, sexual violence, state neglect or misconduct. A key factor contributing to The Monitoring Group’s sustainability is the involvement of “victims” in its management, staff and volunteering structures; as a result, they have successfully developed many innovative projects serving “hard to reach communities” such as young people in Yorkshire, the traveller and gypsy communities in Lincolnshire, victims of racial violence in rural environments, the refugee and migrant communities in the South West and the Black and Ethnic Minority communities across the UK.

 

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. MAP’s work is focused on three primary areas:

  • Policy & Issue Analysis
  • LGBT Movement Overviews
  • Effective Messaging

 

Respond

Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.

 

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK has more than 17 years’ experience in providing independent support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. They work with young people and communities, and deliver training and consultancy across the UK.

Stop Hate UK provide 24-hour support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. Victims and witnesses can contact Stop Hate UK by phone, text, post or online to report Hate Crimes, access support, and get information.

 

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Their aims are to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives, live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom. They run an advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality.

 

Unite Against Hate

Launched by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in partnership with Victim Support NI, Unite Against Hate raises awareness of hate crime in Northern Ireland, addresses under-reporting and promotes the benefit of diversity amongst people in Northern Ireland. Unite Against Hate listen to victims of hate crime in confidence, providing information, practical help and emotional support. They can also provide information about the criminal justice system and compensation if you choose to report the crime, as well as helping victims deal with a range of organisations like employers and housing agencies.

 

Victim Support

Victim Support help immediately after an incident or at any stage. Their trained volunteers can listen to you in confidence and give information, practical help and emotional support. They can also give you information about the criminal justice system and compensation if you choose to report the crime. 

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