A core part of the Commissioner’s role is to supporting victims of crime and helping them to recover.
The projects below are those that the Commissioner currently supports to achieve this aim.
The PCC also supports the Victims’ Code, which is intended to make sure victims of crime get the support and protection they need.
Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs (HSAR Dogs) is a voluntary organisation providing nationally qualified search dog teams to support the emergency services when looking for vulnerable, missing people in Hampshire. Each year they receive multiple calls for assistance from the Hampshire Police Search Advisor team. HSAR Dogs search for high risk, vulnerable missing persons including children, dementia sufferers and those with mental health complexities. The team of volunteers are available on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all weather conditions. HSAR Dogs are funded entirely by donations.
A charity to support and develop the delivery of quality youth work that meets the needs of young people. Y Services deliver a range of approaches that support children and young people in their local communities. The Y Services projects funded by the PCC support young people to be safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, through targeted group delivery, and 1-1 support sessions.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has launched a dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse. Evidence shows that more than half of adult survivors of child sexual abuse feel they needed more counselling than was offered to them, and that often waiting lists are too long, counselling is too short, and provision is inadequate. The Frankie Worker service is available to children aged 0-18 years.
Stop Domestic Abuse run refuges for women and children escaping domestic abuse and offer outreach services to women, children, young people and men who need advice, support and information. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone but is most often experienced by women.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Community Development: This project will work with affected diaspora communities to prevent incidents, support victims/survivors and increase professionals’ knowledge of FGM in Portsmouth & surrounding area.
Havant Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Support: Work with young people who are experiencing/have experienced/are affected by Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the Havant Borough.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Recovery Toolkit Group Work: Parallel group work programmes for children, young people and their non-abusive parents to address Adverse Childhood Experiences, reducing the impact of these throughout their lives.
Age UK offer safe, confidential and impartial support on the Isle of Wight for people experiencing hate crime and/or domestic abuse. We will raise awareness and develop practical solutions to enable victims of homophobic/trans-phobic/bi-phobic hate crime feel protected and supported.
Restorative Justice (also referred to as RJ) is a victim-focused approach that empowers victims and communities.
Aurora New Dawn are providing Cyberstalking Awareness: a training package for professionals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to raise awareness of cyberstalking, how to spot the signs and how to support victims.
Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker – ISAC: Stalking Advocacy linked to the Hampshire Stalking Clinic and to the wider National Multi Agency Stalking Interventions Programme (MASIP) with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Metropolitan Police and Cheshire Constabulary.
Digital Media Investigations Advocate – DMI Advocate: Advocacy to support vulnerable victims of cyber crime including sextortion, revenge porn and romance fraud.
They are providing a new 45-minute play and workshop based on real hate crime testimonies and case studies. It is being toured to schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
A wraparound service offering peer support groups and specialist 1:1 counselling in Hampshire for victims of sexual abuse. STEPS – Surviving Through Empowerment and Peer Support: A wraparound service offering specialist facilitated peer support groups across Hampshire for victims of sexual abuse.
Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (11 – 18) for West Hampshire, Winchester and Fareham. The ISVA will provide, information, advocacy and practical/emotional support as detailed above to West Hampshire, Winchester and Fareham Young People (male and female) aged 11 – 18 following any experience of rape, sexual assault or sexual exploitation.
Yellow Door Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services (Hampshire): To provide emotional & therapeutic support to children, young people, adults and families affected by the psychological impact of rape and sexual abuse
Specialist Trauma Counsellor: This project will deliver up to 18 sessions of specialist trauma counselling to young people, aged 11+, who have experienced any type of inter-personal related trauma.
Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate: This project will provide specialist advocacy support throughout the Criminal Justice System to children aged 5-12 years old, who have experienced sexual abuse.
Counselling for young people aged 11-25 in the Winchester City Council district.
A counselling service for women who were victims/survivors of historical sexual abuse. They provide an Emotional Resilience Processes programme.