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APAV as a Case Study at a Conference in Latvia

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With the mission to put in place the protection and support given to victims of crime in Latvian public policy, PROVIDUS – the Center for Public Policy – hosted in Riga the conference, “Substantial Support for Victims: Towards a Holistic Response to Crime, Latvia and Beyond” between February 21 and 22, 2013.

The conference urged the European Union authorities to ensure that the minimum standards of the rights of victims of crime reflect the new Directive, as well as to find a model of victim support for Latvia that involves a collaboration between responsible authorities and professionals in the country, which continues to see the marginalisation of victims of crimes whose rights and resources are outdated.

The conference asked for a formal execution of the Directive 2012/29/EU as to develop a systematic approach to ensure the adequate and effective exercising of rights, support and protection of victims of crime in Latvia.

APAV was selected as a case study and was invited to present their model of victim support used in Portugal and illustrate the Portuguese reality under the talk, “Make It Happen for Victims of Crime in Portugal.”