Advocacy Centre North has been awarded funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird DBE QC to deliver an innovative advocacy service to people who are victims of hate crime across Tyne and Wear and Northumbria. Advocacy Centre North will also coordinate a programme of training events aimed at bringing communities together to tackle hate crime.
Vera Baird awarded the funding following a successful bid to her Supporting Victims Fund, which helps strengthen victim services across Northumbria. She said: "Through this new service, Advocacy Centre North will be able to offer tailored, emotional and practical support helping those who have been targeted, through no fault of their own, to cope and move on from their experience.
"Absolutely no one should be victimised - it's as simple as that. It's vital that this kind of support is there to support and protect victims and to help prevent re-victimisation. I wish the project every success."
To find out more or to make a referral go to www.cvsnewcastle.org.uk/advocacy-centre-north.