Prioritising Victims Needs and a Balanced Response

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Presentation by David McKenna, President, Victim Support Europe in conference "Supporting Victims of Crime in Latvia – Possibilities and Challenges" organised by Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS on …

Presentation by David McKenna, President, Victim Support Europe in conference "Supporting Victims of Crime in Latvia – Possibilities and Challenges" organised by Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS on February 21-22, 2013 in Riga.
Conference was organized in project "Conference is organized within framework of project Response to Crime Latvia and Beyond”.

Further information about project: http://www.providus.lv/public/26862.html
Further information about conference: http://www.providus.lv/upload_file/Projekti/Kriminalitesibas/Victim%20support/Conference_web.pdf

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Prezentācija "Prioritāte cietušo vajadzību nodrošināšanai – kas ir ieguvēji?" (David McKenna, Organizācijas „Atbalsts cietušajiem Eiropā” prezidents ) konferencē "Atbalsta sistēma noziedzīgos nodarījumos cietušajiem – Latvijas iespējas un izaicinājumi".
Konference tika organizēta 2013.gada 21.-22.februārī Rīgā projekta "Atbalsta sistēma noziegumos cietušajiem - Latvijā un citur" ietvaros.

Plašāka informācija par projektu: http://www.providus.lv/public/27560.html
Plašāka informācija par konferenci: http://www.providus.lv/public/27812.html

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  • 1. “Prioritising Victims Needs and a Balanced Response” Hello Latvia ! David McKenna President, Victim Support Europe 21 February 2013 Conference is organized within project “Support for Victims of Crime: Substantial or Nominal. Latvia and#cietušiem // #victimslatvia // @providus Beyond”. Project is financed by European Union
  • 2. Victims’ Legal Status• 1950 European Convention on Human Rights• 1985 UN declaration of basic rights for victims of crime and abuse of power• 2000 EU Charter for Fundamental Rights• 2001 EU framework decision on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings• 2012 Directive on minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime
  • 3. Victim Support Europe• 29 Members• 22 countries• Nearly 3,000 paid staff• Towards 20,000 volunteers• Working with 2 million victims
  • 4. Crime Hurts . . . in the EU!• 75 million people affected by crime• Tens of thousands killed• Millions suffer violence• Many millions robbed / theft• Real evidence of damage and trauma
  • 5. Needs of Victims• Safety• Security• Support• Prevention• Information• Compensation• Restorative Justice
  • 6. Impact of VictimisationFear EmotionalAnger FinancialGuilt JusticeIsolation HealthReduced confidence FamilyCriminal Community
  • 7. Supporting Victims• Independent Services• Free• Confidential• Trained Personnel• Non-judgemental
  • 8. Benefits of Helping Victims• Reduced crime / Re-victimisation• Improved confidence in C.J.S.• Less demand on health services• Reduced fear of crime• More effective C.J. system
  • 9. Thank you !Questions ?
  • 10. Thank you !Questions ?