At Beacon, our primary focus is to help victims cope and recover from their ordeal. Our team of dedicated and trained professionals will support you every step of the way.
At Beacon we believe that no victim should be left behind. We support victims and witnesses to cope and recover from the impact of crime regardless of how long ago it happened or whether it was reported to the police or not. Our team of dedicated and trained professionals will support you every step of the way.
Our Case Managers use victim centred and restorative approaches by putting the individual’s needs first. This is completed by conducting a needs assessment, which takes into account the impact and harm caused by the crime. This includes any physical, emotional, psychological or financial hardships caused. From the needs assessment our Case Managers develop a package of support tailored to the individual’s needs.
Beacon Victim Care Centre can offer the following support to help individuals cope and recover from their ordeal:
- Practical support and information.
- Crime prevention measures
- Someone to talk to in confidence.
- Liaison with other organisations on behalf of victims.
- Contact with other sources of help and access to specialist support
- Restorative justice (a chance for the victim to communicate with the perpetrator if appropriate)
Where appropriate and with client consent, this can also include a referral to partner agencies who have the specialist skills and knowledge to support the client.
If you have been a victim of a crime and would like help and support but you do not want to report the crime to the police you are still entitled to the services Beacon can provide.
For more information
Visit the Hertfordshire Beacon website for more information and support. If you live in Hertfordshire and have been victim of a crime, you can receive free and confidential support. Beacon Victim Care Centre is your gateway to victim services available in Hertfordshire.
Referral options for this service
You can refer yourself
You can't refer family or a friend
You can refer a client
We take referrals via the police, other criminal justice agencies, voluntary and community organizations and self-referrals.
Volunteer and placement opportunities
You can volunteer for this service
You can't get a placement at this service