Victims Commissioner News - Helping Victims of Crime
VC News is aimed at victims, practitioners and agencies that support victims and witnesses. It will cover the priority issues that concern the Commissioner as well as shining a light on good practice.
Cumbria Victim and Witness Survey
The Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and Safer Cumbria are constantly working to improve the services and support for victims and witnesses as part of our key priorities for “Putting Victims First”.
Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust ( CVCT)
Did you knowthere is a Trust dedicated to providing financial help for victims of crime? CVCT exists to support initiat ives to assist victims of crime to cope and recover from their experience, and to prevent victims being targeted and or repeat victims of crime.
The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims
The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse. http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps-makes-commitment-to-male-victim/ Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy: http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/equality/vaw/VAWG-Strategy-2017-2020.pdf
Victim Support Weekly Policy Update: 21st - 28th April 2017
In this week’s briefing: • The Crime Survey is published showing that 21% of the population fell victim to crime in 2016 • Parliament is prorogued ahead of the general election • VS publishes a report looking at the experiences, interests and rights of victims in the criminal justice process