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South Wales Victim Focus covers the RCT, Methyr, Bridgend and Maesteg areas.

Our People

Laura

Victim Focus Officer

Mid Glamorgan

Laura has been working for South Wales Victim Focus since March 2019 having come from a background in Primary School Teaching. Laura worked in the Victim Focus Unit for almost a year and developed a range of skills working with victims and witnesses’ of crime, establishing their needs and putting a range of support in place. Laura has recently changed roles, and is now working as a Victim Focus Officer for Rhondda, Cynon Taff and Merthyr, where she provides emotional and practical support to those affected by crime. Laura is really enjoying her new role and is keen to develop good partnerships with other agencies in order to provide the best outcomes for those she supports.

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Sophie

Victim Focus Officer

Mid Glamorgan

Sophie is a Victim Focus Officer for Mid Glamorgan. Sophie is one of three caseworkers who provide support to victims and witnesses of crime within this area. She aims to empower her clients through emotional support, to be able to cope and recover after crime and can also provide advice around accessing any relevant specialist services. Sophie was previously a Victim Care Officer and has been enjoying the rewarding role of being able to take on her own caseload and provide support to a wide range of people affected by crime.

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Emily

Victim Focus Officer

Mid Glamorgan

Emily is a Victim Focus Officer for Rhondda Cynon Taff & Merthyr Tydfil she has been part of the team for almost six years, providing advocacy, information, support and reassurance to victims and witnesses to empower them to move beyond the impact of crime. She’s developed great partnerships with the local policing teams and works very closely with them along with local housing associations. Emily has a wealth of experience supporting repeat and vulnerable individuals as well as assisting them through the criminal justice process. She is also one of two accredited ISAC’s (Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworker) in the team and provides invaluable support to stalking victims of both intimate and non-intimate stalking. Emily understands the impact crime has on individuals their friends & families and this is what drives her passion in providing support to those who need it.

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Josie

Victim Focus Manager

Mid Glamorgan

Josie is the Victim Focus Manager covering Rhondda, Cynon, Taff and Merthyr. Josie works closely alongside South Wales Police and other third sector and statutory agencies, ensuring appropriate and effective support is delivered to victims and witnesses of crime in order to achieve outcomes and recover. Josie manages a team of Victim Focus Officers and Volunteers who provide direct support to those engaging in the service. Josie has worked for Victim Focus for the past 3 years and appreciates the devastating impact crime has on individuals, families and communities, therefore early intervention and engagement is crucial.

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