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Chance to help victims of crime

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By Fiona Reid
Chance to help victims of crime

VOLUNTEERS are being sought in Dumfries and Galloway to get involved with Victim Support Scotland (VSS).

The organisation helps people affected by crime to navigate the criminal justice system as well as providing emotional and practical support. Volunteers play a key role in making sure the voices of victims are heard and understood.

The nation-wide charity supports volunteers in Dumfries and Stranraer Sheriff Courts and there are opportunities on their helpline and webchat services, providing a safe space for victims, witnesses, or their families to talk about their experiences, ask questions and find further information.

VSS head of volunteering Louise McGinty said: “Volunteering at Victim Support Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway is a unique opportunity. We depend on our volunteers to support people affected by crime when they most need it, empowering them to regain control and move forward with their lives.

“As well as helping others, volunteers gain benefits such as learning new support skills, experience of working within the criminal justice sector, and accessing a wide range of training opportunities.”

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