Welcome to the Essex Victim Gateway, where you can find information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you have been a victim of crime in Essex, Southend-on-Sea or Thurrock.

This website brings together useful information about what to do if you have been a victim of crime in Essex and where you can go for help.

You can get practical and emotional support to help you deal with the impact of a crime, even if you don’t want to report it to police or it happened in the past.  The support can be tailored to your particular situation, and specialist services are available for victims of the most serious crime such as rape and sexual violence.

To find out more about what help is available for you, just look at the pages under the coping with crime section in the header above.  If you feel that you need more general help and advice for a topic not mentioned, then contact Victim Support

The Essex Victim Gateway has been developed and funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

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