The Victims and Witness Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service presents its 4 day conference “FROM VICTIMS TO VICTORS”- BUILDING AN INDEPENDENT SELF from August 27-30 2012. This is a ground-breaking conference on meeting the needs of victims. Individuals and communities are affected by a wide range of crimes such as family and sexual violence, terrorism, break and enter, homicide, fraud, home invasion, elder abuse, road trauma and armed robbery. The conference will bring together delegates to discuss what research tells us about victims' rights and needs in all their diversity. Delegates will exchange ideas and solutions, examine promising practices and discuss challenges in meeting the needs of victims of crime. It will be a unique experience that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Participants may come filled with trepidation or uncertainty but leave FULL of inspiration to fulfil their personal aspirations. This underscores the conference theme “FROM VICTIMS TO VICTORS”- BUILDING AN INDEPENDENT SELF” whereby attendees will leave empowered with critical skills and knowledge to help them positively progress on their personal journey to self fulfilment, forgiveness and healing.