Caerphilly County Borough Council has appointed a Victims’ Champion to help support people affected by antisocial behaviour.
Lana Harrison has been appointed to the post, which is hosted by the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership and is part of the Home Office’s Justice Seen Justice Done campaign.
She said: “I have worked with victims of crime for a number of years and therefore feel I am well placed to extend my experience and knowledge to working with victims and witnesses of antisocial behaviour.
“I am pleased to be working to promote the needs and rights of victims and witnesses, and look forward seeing some positive results over the coming weeks and months.”
Lana will be the point of contact for victims of antisocial behaviour and will provide advice on issues such as crime prevention and emotional support.
Councillor Lyn Ackerman, cabinet member for the environment said: “This excellent new addition to the community safety team means that we now have yet another tool in our armoury for tackling anti-social behaviour in Caerphilly County Borough.
“Our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour is two-fold. In addition to the proactive work that we carry out with our partners at organisations such as Gwent Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service to tackle and prevent antisocial behaviour, we are also able to provide dedicated support to the victims and witnesses of this behaviour, and advise them of their rights and on how to move forward.”
The council has said the Victims’ Champion will complement the work of Caerphilly County Borough’s Victim Support service, which to date has provided help and support to more than 60 families who were suffering because of antisocial behaviour.
To contact the Victims’ Champion call 01443 866920.