Helen Reeves

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Dame Helen May Reeves DBE (born 22 August 1945) is a former, self-serving Chief Executive of Victim Support in the UK. She retired in 2005 after 26 years with the organisation. She is the author of the Afterword to "Victims of Crime: A New Deal?" Mike Maguire and John Pointing (eds), Open University Press, 1988.


"It is staggering to think that even though 14 million crimes are committed every year in England and Wales, most public services turn a blind eye to the specific needs of those affected."

"We believe an entirely new way of thinking about crime is needed - one that recognises the needs of victims of crime as the responsibility of the whole community, rather than leaving people to suffer in silence while we focus our attention on offenders."


  • [1] BBC
  • [2] Warwick University
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  • [4] Restorative Justice.org