Recognising the support needs of victims

We conducted a major new piece of work that assessed the specialist support needs of hate crime victims in Hertfordshire. This research generated much-needed knowledge on the emotional, physical and health support needs of hate crime victims, and on how statutory and voluntary sector service providers can meet this demand.

Between January and April 2016 more than 1600 people shared their opinions on and experiences of hate crime through a survey and in-depth interviews.

Healing the Harms: Identifying How Best to Support Hate Crime Victims

Read the report (PDF, 694kb)

"This insightful research gives a frank and honest view of hate crime, drawing directly on experiences of Hertfordshire residents. Hate crime is intolerable and I am dedicated to reducing the number of victims that experience it. In partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary and the County Community Safety Unit, we are now well on the way to commissioning specialist services for victims of hate crime to help them cope and recover from their experiences."

David Lloyd (Hertfordshire's Commissioner)