From 1 October 2014 the locally commissioned landscape of support for victims of crime changed with all Police and Crime Commissioners starting to fund the majority of services to support victims in their areas. Some specific services will remain nationally commissioned such as support for families bereaved by homicide, for rape victims, for victims of human trafficking and for witnesses at criminal courts.
Victims’ services funded by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2017/18 can be found below.
Funded through the Ministry of Justice grant for commissioning local victims’ support services:
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service £593,000
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Crisis Intervention Worker £25,585
Victim Support – Victim Assessment and Referral Service £293,000
Funded by the PCC:
Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre (PDF, 3.34MB) £60,000
Compassion (Babergh Domestic Abuse Forum) (PDF, 3.39MB) £20,000
Fund to Support Victims of Sexual Abuse with Counselling/Therapeutic Services (PDF, 3.70MB) £150,000
Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 3.90MB) £50,000
Survivors in Transition: Specialist Child Sexual Abuse Support Worker (PDF, 524KB) – £23,940
Restorative Justice Advisor – £15,000
Survivors in Transition made ISVA extension (PDF, 212KB) – £6885
Target Hardening – Contribution to County-Wide service – £2,000
Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum Coordinator (PDF, 3.38MB) £20,000