Rotary Club of London South

London Middlesex Victim Services

Brad Thompson, Executive Director of Middlesex Victim Service explained the history and services provided by Victim Services.  In early 2017 the London Middlesex Victim Services was created when Middlesex Victim Services was requested to expand into the City of London.  They are funded by the Attorney General and provides short term emotional support for individuals experiencing tragic circumstances.  These events may include domestic violence, assault, homicide, human trafficking or other events requiring individual immediate support and referral for additional counselling. Victim services has a small staff and in excess of 100 volunteers and provides response within 30 minutes.  They recently partnered with St. Johns Ambulance to provide therapy dogs as an additional support.  In cases of human trafficking they provide transportation home, residential accommodations and tattoo removal.