The Victim Support Foundation (VSF) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization that introduces victims of violent crime to the benefits of professional, emotional, mental and practical support. These services help them cope and overcome the many challenges that are associated with the personal effects of violent crime.
We ensure that victims are contacted to assist in and guide them through the ordeal and thereafter. This is a healthy, professional and positive approach that helps victims pick up the pieces and chart a life journey from victim to victor.
- To curb the adverse social effects of violent crime.
- To be a catalyst for recovery through which victims of violent crime benefit from professional support and experience mental, emotional and spiritual wholeness.
- Educating victims and public on support techniques that assist on the journey to recovery.
- Supporting victims through emotional and practical support and after care.
- Influencing policy and legislative framework relating to victims of crime
- Empowering victims of violent crime to embrace hope and seek help in developing their new normal.
VSF is legally a registered not for profit company in Trinidad and Tobago- Legal Registration#V1261 (95).
The Executive Committee at VSF currently consists of :
- Mrs. Loverne Henry, MBA founded Victim Support Foundation in January 2011 after being a victim of a home invasion, robbery, physical and sexual assault back in 2009. As a business woman for over six years, she discovered the weaknesses of our social framework while on her journey of transformation. Her challenges birthed a passion within her to help the many other victims of violent crime.
- Ms. Laura Achong, LLB Hons is an Attorney-at-law with a passion to help those in need of justice. She holds certification in Crisis Intervention, Mediation and Conflict Coaching and is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Psychology.
- Ms. JoAnne Flax , M.Sc. – Clinical Psychotherapist with almost a decade of experience in the area of trauma and suicide. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and facilitates training in Depression, Suicide and other related topics.
- Mrs. June Ramsey-Ross is a retired Regional Manager of the Social Welfare Division of the Ministry of Social Development, with over 40 years experience in civil social issues.
- Mr. Robert Henry, B.Sc. offers over a decade of experience in Security Management and a BSc in Computing and Information Systems, he offers a unique combination of skills and competencies. As a victim in recovery, he is passionate about meeting the practical needs of victims of violent crime.
- Mrs. Alicia- Crichlow-Regis B.Sc is passionate about trauma support and holds Child Advocacy dear to her heart. Along with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and certificate in Social Work, she is proud of her certification in Crisis Intervention and openly shares about the application of its CISM Model in her field of work. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counselling .