Victims Commission

 

VC logo 'This new approach to commissioning will improve how we respond to victims' needs.  Our inclusive and consultative approach means that victims will be at the heart of the process and will ensure that the work that we do is victim-led.  We will be clear about the outcomes we expect for victims and ensure that we get the most from the resources available'

David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner   

From April 2015, the Police and Crime Commissioner took responsibility for the new Victims' Service, which provides support and information to all victims and will make sure specialist help is provided when needed.  These services help victims to cope and recover from the impacts of crime.  Victim Support are providing the initial first contact, support and information to victims, including those affected by business crime, anti-social behaviour and serious road traffic collisions, areas where victims are currently not provided support.  They will make an assessment and refer victims to specialist providers where needed.  Those practioners will provide targeted support for victims who need further support to help them cope and recover from the impacts of crime.

The Victim Services Strategy is available to download on the right hand side of this page.

 

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