The Police and Crime Commissioner supports victims and gives them a voice. He makes sure the criminal justice system works effectively
PCC duty of care to victims and the Victims’ Code
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s key duties include supporting victims, giving them a voice and ensuring the effectiveness of the criminal justice system across Cleveland.
Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS)
The Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) provide a range of services for victims of crime and their families on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Services are tailored to individual need and may be delivered in a number of ways to reduce the harm caused by the impact of crime.
Restorative Justice (RJ) gives victims the chance to communicate with their offenders and show the true impact of crime.
Sexual violence and exploitation
The purpose-built Teesside SARC is designed to provide a sensitive and dedicated service to meet the needs of victims of rape and sexual assault throughout the year.
The Police and Crime Commissioner helps to fund a range of services for victims of domestic abuse and cultural-based harm.
Stalking and harassment
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust supports victims of stalking and harassment
Illegal Cultural Harm
Some crimes are most associated with specific communities. Honour-based violence, forced marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are usually associated with the area’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Safe Places Scheme
The Safe Place Scheme identifies places in the community, where vulnerable people can go for help if they feel unsafe.
Victims Right to Review
The Victims Right to Review gives victims of crime, in certain circumstances, the right to ask for a review of a police decision not to prosecute.