Victim Empowerment Programme
With crime and violence on the increase in Cape Town, and victims struggling to access psychosocial services there is an urgent need for educational participatory workshops as well as therapeutic interventions to be made available to individuals and families in communities where they live.
AMP is partnering with the Department of Social Services to render these services to refugees and South Africans who have experienced crime and violence in particular resource-constrained areas in Cape Town including Maitland, Kensington, Salt River, and their immediate surrounding areas.
Because of their particular vulnerability and specialised needs, special attention is paid to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, human trafficking, abused children, older persons, persons with disabilities and victims of hate crime including xenophobia.
Psycho-social support and referral to auxiliary social services where necessary
Therapeutic interventions including individual, couple and family trauma counselling
Therapeutic and capacity building support groups for victims of crime and violence
Outreach programmes and workshops that address the cyclical nature of violence, prevention, and services available
Emergency interventions including referral to shelters and assisting with police reporting, court procedures and interdicts