North Somerset

Changing Lives in North Somerset

We are excited to be working in North Somerset for the first time in our history.  On 1 April we will be launching our new Avon & Somerset Victim Advocacy and Support Service.  Working with adult victims of crime and antisocial behaviour.

This service will work in close partnership with other victim support providers, and local specialist organisations.

Victims of Crime Advocacy Service (VOCAS)

We launched VOCAS in North Somerset on 1st April 2019.

Adult victims can access advocacy, alongside practical and emotional support to help them to cope and recover from their experience and to engage with the criminal justice system if they choose to do so.   This enhanced adult service will be available for

  • adult victims who have barriers or additional support requirements linked to:
  • adult victims who have been targeted because of their:

*Race *Religion *Sexuality *Gender Identity *Mental health issues *Learning difficulties *Physical disabilities *Problems associated with old age *Problems associated with social exclusion or isolation

Find out more by visiting our VOCAS page.