New service for witnesses of crime
09 September 2009
A new charity funded by the Nuffield Foundation will take a stand against walk-on-by culture that fuels violent crime, feeds fear and fractures communities.
Witness Confident has been set up to promote greater public participation in the prevention and solution of crime and to promote good citizenship and civic responsibility in England and Wales. It has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation as part of our Open Door Programme. Witness Confident will operate by:
- working with communities to engage with and support individuals who witness violent or serious crime;
- providing advice, guidance and assistance for individuals who witness violent or serious crime;
- advancing ways that new technology can enable such greater public participation; and
- undertaking research, influencing practice and policy and informing public perceptions.