The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has announced the results of his first round of funding from the Victims of Crime and Restorative Justice Grant.
This first phase of grant funding was to develop the capacity and capability of voluntary sector providers to support victims of crime as well as to deliver victim-centred Restorative Justice (RJ).
The PCC also accepted bids that supported him in consulting with victims of crime and applications to develop a model of support services for victims of domestic violence which aligned to the existing domestic violence provision across the Thames Valley.
Over £600,000 of funding was awarded to a variety of organisations including support services for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, human exploitation and young victims of crime as well as restorative justice services.
Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am delighted with the quality of bids and breadth of services that this first round of grant funding has attracted.
“This has been an important first step in the process of identifying where there are gaps in services to support victims of crime.
“We will continue to work closely with voluntary sector organisations to understand how services need to develop further to better meet victims needs, and where they need to be more closely integrated so that the best outcomes for victims are achieved.”