Take part in the Victims’ Bill consultation survey
Victims are at the heart of everything we do and improving the support offered to victims of crime is a key priority for the Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
To help victims get the support they need to cope and recover we want you to provide your views to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on the upcoming Victims’ Law.
The consultation is open to everyone regardless of whether they have been a victim of crime or not and asks what victims should expect from the criminal justice system, as well as thoughts on performance and accountability for supporting victims, the Victim Surcharge, community-based support services and improved advocacy support. If you are interested in completing the survey, you can give your views here.
In Essex, our objective is to recognise and prevent the harm caused to victims by the crime they experience, and protect those who are most vulnerable to becoming victims. We have increased funding to support victims of crime by 48% since 2016-2017, with a total of £6.3 million being invested between 2016-2017 and 2021-2022.
The PFCC works with local support services including specialist rape crisis centres and domestic abuse charities. We also work through The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB), which is Chaired by the Deputy PFCC Jane Gardner and a wide range of independent organisations such as Victim Support and our in-house Restorative and Mediation Service. If you are a victim of crime and require help or support please don’t hesitate to contact Victim Support on 0808 17 81 694 or at https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/resources/essex