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Today at B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival: Tackling hate crime and domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove

Besi Besemar February 21, 2018

What can you do if you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse and how can you challenge hate crime?

Those are just some of the questions being posed at two free training workshops being held by the Crown Prosecution Service in the South East as part of the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival in Brighton.

Both are taking place at the Phil Starr Pavilion in Victoria Gardens on Wednesday, February 21, with the first focusing on understanding hate crime at 11:00am and the second looking at understanding domestic abuse at 1:00pm.

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Ann-Marie Tierney, from the CPS, said: “We know that both hate crime and domestic abuse are under reported and by holding these free workshops, we want to help people identify these crimes and understand what is considered an offence that the CPS can prosecute. 

“We also want to get the message out that people can raise awareness of hate crime and domestic abuse in their communities and workplaces.

“It may not be something that directly affects you, but you may know someone who is in an abusive relationship or is being targeted as a result of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

“By giving people a better understanding of the criminal justice process and the support available to both victims and witnesses, the CPS hopes to encourage more people that if they see something to come forward, say something and report these crimes.”

To reserve free tickets for the domestic abuse workshop, click here: