The London Victims and Witness Service (LVWS) is a support service for London residents who are affected by or witness to crime, commissioned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
The new service brings together five key areas of support for victims and witnesses through a single integrated service:
Health and wellbeing
Feelings of safety
Ability to manage aspects of everyday life
Work, study and training
Alcohol and drug use.
After the assessment process your allocated caseworker will work with you to plan how your needs can be supported through the service or by referral on to other organisations.
We can help you access more specialist support from our partner organisations:
CALM Mediation Service provide access to Restorative Justice
GALOP provide specialist support to LGBT+ communities
Sistah Space provide specialist support to victims from African heritage communities
Stay Safe East provide specialist support and expertise to victims of crime who are disabled
St Giles Trust provide support for those who are gang affiliated or at risk of joining gangs
Shelter provide specialist advice and support around housing and welfare benefits.
These organisations work in partnership with us to ensure you can access support tailored to your needs.