Whilst we’ve done lots for victims since I have been PCC from investing in services like GRASAC, The Nelson Trust, TIC+ as well as commissioning such things as specialist services for male and child sexual abuse victims, there is always more we can do to ensure the victim is listened to, cared for and supported.
We’re also investing in victims services that cater for the needs of the younger generation through 24/7 online chat facility as part of our wider victim services contract with Victims Support. This also includes a dedicated support service for victims of ASB.
I want to see more done around the Victims Code of Practise which will soon be law.
My pledge to you is to continue to champion the voice of the victim over the next 4 years, I’m passionate about the restorative agenda which is embedded now and through this, puts the victim back in control.
Over the next few year I will implement changes to ensure a seamless service, which should give people more confidence to come forward and give evidence.