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Victim Support Scotland searching for more volunteers to help victims and witnesses of crime

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Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is searching for more volunteers in Lanarkshire to help continue its work supporting victims and witnesses of crime.

The independent charity provides free and tailored support to anyone affected by crime and is urging local people to sign up to help deliver much-needed emotional and practical support to others who need it.VSS provides a range of bespoke, personal support to individuals and families dealing with the impact of crime in Scotland.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android This support may be providing advice during visits to court to help demystify the process providing emotional support, signposting specialist or professional services or just being there to listen.All support is geared towards helping them know there can be a way forward.Volunteers are essential to VSS’s operation.

By committing just a few hours each week, they can have a transformative impact on victims and witnesses, as well as their friends and families.Ensuring that victims and witnesses of crimes are supported, Victim Support Scotland is also able to provide dedicated facilities such as a remote court suite in Glasgow which offers victims and witnesses the opportunity to participate in trials away from the courtroom.The suites, which offer the ability to provide Evidence by Commissioner

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