On the occasion of Victim Support Day remembered annually on February the 22nd, Victim Support Malta (VSM) has launched a website intended to serve as an important reference point for persons needing information about support for victims. Victim Support Malta deals with all types of victims of crime whether male or female, from domestic violence and sexual harassment to bereavement.
The website – victimsupportmalta.org – is an essential and exhaustive guide to assisting victims and help witnesses of crime rebuild their lives. It is also linked to a hotline which is manned 24/7 by volunteers. The site also carries past case studies to inform browsers on how the Organisation handles reports and cases and the different solutions offered to victims.
The launch of the new website is the beginning of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness for Victim Support Malta and the services that it offers. In the near future Victim Support Malta will be launching further services such as legal aid and the services of a psychologist.
VSM’s website also outlines the Organisations’s long-term development plans, which include introducing victim-offender mediation services and court witness services, and offering training opportunities in victim-related issues to judges, magistrates, lawyers and the police.
Dr Roberta Lepre from Victim Support Malta said: “VSM has launched the new website as a step towards reaching the public with valuable information. We have accomplished so much in so little time. I’d like to thank everybody involved while also sending out a plea for more help, as there is still so much to do.” She went on to say, “No matter whether it has been today, a week ago or a year ago, you can always contact us if you think we can give you support, information or both. We are the experts in providing the assistance you may need.”
VSM accepts all forms of support, donations and volunteer work. For further information, or to contact VSM, you may visit http://victimsupportmalta.org , or call the VSM helpline on 21 228 333.