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 commissioned by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2018/19 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 (1 April – 30 September 2018, £281,714)
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Crisis Intervention Worker (1 April – 30 September 2018, £13,094)
Victim Support Victims’ Assessment and Referral Services (PDF, 676KB) £292,367
Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 632KB) £60,000
Funded by the PCC:
Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre (PDF. 520KB) £60,000
Fresh Start – New Beginnings – Grant to Support Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (PDF, 540KB) £60,000
Lighthouse Womens Aid – Womens Centre (PDF, 518KB) (1 January – 31 December 2018, £60,000)
Survivors in Transition Grant to Support Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF, 560KB) £60,000
Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum Co-ordinator (PDF, 490KB) £20,000