The Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) for Cleveland and Durham have made clear their commitment to put victims at the heart of criminal justice processes.
They jointly Chair the Cleveland and Durham Criminal Justice Board. Each have Victims Strategic Planning Groups, a partnership meeting that offers advice and guidance on improving Victims Services.
The PCCs are committed in their shared vision to ensure every victim of crime and anti-social behaviour benefits from the best possible service according to their needs.
Victim Support has provided a pricing structure that offers:
- A shared Victim Care Unit for Durham and Cleveland that will be based within the existing Victim Support estate for 2015/16; and
- A local network of staff and volunteers directly helping victims with emotional and practical support in each OPCC area.
Further details are provided in the attached document. The cost of delivering services across both Cleveland and Durham is £557,000.