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NATIONAL STALKING AWARENESS WEEK 2022
BRIDGING THE GAP – 25th to 29th April
National Stalking Awareness Week: April 25th-29th
Bridging The Gap
This National Stalking Awareness Week, alongside our partners at the National Stalking Consortium and a range of stakeholders, we will focus on highlighting the vital role that stalking advocates play in bridging the gap between victims of stalking and the Criminal Justice System.
We are acutely aware of the challenges and difficulties people face as they engage and navigate the Criminal Justice System. We hear from our clients of the positive impact their advocates’ involvement has in ensuring their voices are kept at the forefront of a case.
Stalking advocates have a unique set of skills that enables them to support and empower people affected by stalking through their journey to safety by liaising with professionals and agencies to ensure that stalking is better understood and improving outcomes for our clients. If you are concerned always report it. Victims of stalking should never have to live isolated and in fear.
If you are in any danger, always report incidents to Sussex Police on 999.
What our advocates can do for you
- Listen to your views and concerns
- Help you explore your options
- Assist you to contact relevant professionals
- Accompany you in meetings & appointments
- Support you through the court process
The services we offer
- Advocacy & advice for service users
- IT interventions
- Cyber and online safety information
- Recovery, resilience & peer support groups
- Training and workshops for organisations
Online chat new timetable:
Working weekdays – 10.00am-5.00pm
Sundays – 2.00-4.00pm
We raise awareness, inform and educate organisations and individuals on the challenges faced by victims of stalking and online safety.
Veritas Justice is an advocacy service supporting people affected by stalking across Sussex by providing free and confidential advice.
Advice and support
We always take your concerns and experiences seriously. Our trained advocates are here to help, so please get in touch or see our resources.
"There were 1467 recorded stalking offences between April 2018- April 2019 in Sussex alone."
HMICFRS 2019 - Sussex Police inspection
Number of referrals received in past year
Number of people supported through the service
% of clients found the service made a positive difference
The CJS journey was worthwhile
Recorded reports of stalking by Sussex Police in past year
Received good cyber safety advice
What we do
We aim to raise awareness, train, support and advocate for individuals affected by stalking we provide practical support, advocacy and advise to service-users and professionals.
Training and Workshops
We run a wide range of workshops and training sessions including stalking and cyber stalking and litigant in person workshops.
Creative writing and healing are like a bit of magic. Putting random ideas on paper does not at first glance appear likely to unravel years of damage
Attending the peer-support group gave me the courage to speak out, as I knew we had all faced major life challenges at some stage
Learning from others in the peer support group about what happens physically in the brain when you have experienced extreme fear, really helped me to understand why I was feeling the way I was
Veritas have saved not only my life but also my four children’s lives, I can honestly say that I would not be as strong or where I am today if it were not for Veritas
I’ve been very lucky to have been supported by Veritas, not everybody can understand what it is like to be stalked, I am hugely grateful