Victim Support NI is the leading charity helping people affected by crime in Northern Ireland. Originally set up in 1981 as a small group of community volunteers in the Newtownabbey area, the service has expanded over the years and now helps victims and witnesses of crime throughout Northern Ireland. There are now approximately 60 paid staff and almost 150 active volunteers, directed by a Chief Executive and managed by a Board of voluntary Trustees.
Support is provided to victims and witnesses across Northern Ireland in offices, courthouses and outreach centres. The organisation has two central administration hubs, one in Belfast and one in Foyle. The Witness Service has court offices in Antrim, Belfast, Craigavon, Downpatrick, Dungannon and Derry, and has a presence in every criminal court across Northern Ireland.
For further information see http://www.victimsupportni.co.uk