Victim Awareness

“This is the resource I have been waiting for for years!”.
CAROLE DALTON (HMP WOLDS SPECIALIST UNIT CO-ORDINATOR & VICTIM AWARENESS PROGRAMME FACILITATOR)


"This is without doubt the most hard hitting victim oriented resource I have witnessed. The clever thing about it is that the devastating consequences shown in one of the films in particular is as a result of what most would consider low level offending. As such the young people really related to this".
BARRIE JEFFREY (OIC HULL & EAST RIDING JUSTICE CENTRE)

Reality Picture

The Victim Awareness Programme (3 FILM Resource) was developed in response to professionals asking for a hard hitting, emotive and creative resource to engage, create awareness and challenge young offenders views on the impact of their offending. The 4 week programme can be used as a stand alone programme for both individual or group work and will also add massive value to any existing programmes.

 

Comprised of the following:

  • The 4 Session Programme comprises a 30 page pack, with 3 supporting films, (2 victim case studies and 1 around prisoner reflections on the impact of their offences) and a Session Support CD-ROM designed for group delivery and evaluation.

The Exercises & Films:

  • Explore the impact of offences over time from the perspectives of both those directly affected and
    also the reflections of perpetrators themselves (all life sentence prisoners)
  • Explore & challenge how many offenders defend & justify their actions e.g. victims being insured etc
  • Graphically reveal the devastating consequences on families by the actions of an offence
  • Explore the perceived fairness of sentencing in relation to the impact on victims and offenders and victims views around this subject
  • Explore how the offender(s) and offender(s) family become direct victims themselves of an offence
  • To highlight the effect upon communities and those not perceived as directly affected by an offence

References

"This is without doubt the most hard hitting victim oriented resource I have witnessed. The clever thing about it is that the devastating consequences shown in one of the films in particular is as a result of what most would consider low level offending. As such the young people really related to this".
Barrie Jeffrey (OIC Hull & East Riding Justice Centre))

 

“This is the resource I have been waiting for for years!”.
Carole Dalton (HMP Wolds Specialist Unit Coordinator & Victim Awareness Programme Facilitator))