A core part of the Commissioner’s role is to supporting victims of crime and helping them to recover.
These are the projects that the Commissioner currently supports to achieve this aim.
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.
Aurora New Dawn are a registered charity giving safety, support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.
SDAS 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.
SPECTRUM offer community based solutions to tackling Hate Crime and Community Cohesion. They are bringing affected communities together to develop innovative community solutions to increasing reporting, awareness of, and reducing the impact of hate crime.
Solent Mind are using PCC funding to provide peer-led support for victims of crime with a mental
health issue: this includes group/social/1:1 opportunities, run for and by people with lived experience.
The Trust are funded to provide Safe and Sound: a multifaceted approach to tackling the effects of crime on children and young people. This project will reduce the impact of crime on young people by supporting victims, preventing offences and delivering educational projects.
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.
One Community Eastleigh run the Elder Abuse Action and Awareness Project. They host train the trainer sessions for those working with older people: identify and support possible victims, and raise awareness to prevent new victims.
Brake provide support and advocacy for victims who have been injured or bereaved by road crash and aid the development of Family Liaison Officers around road crash incidents.
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.
Fighting Back is a project that uses the power of sport to help the victims of crime better cope and recover from their experiences.
Street-Strong in Alton: Street based work to keep vulnerable/at risk young people aged 11-19 safe from County Lines exploitation, Child Sexual Exploitation, on line grooming, risky behaviours.
A male-only 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 female victims of sexual abuse.
A community focused education and awareness raising programme about hate crime and how to report it, focusing on disability.
Counselling for young people aged 11-25: We provide 5 free counselling sessions on a weekly basis for 46 weeks of the year to young people aged 11-25. Each session will last for 50 minutes. It is hoped approx. 40 young people will benefit.
Safer Futures: Safe. Talk. Thrive: Supporting children in primary schools and their parent who have been exposed to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) to build resilience after abuse and to work with primary schools to develop a supporting, trauma-informed approach to children exposed to DVA.
Southampton Community Development Worker – Harmful Cultural Practises (HCP): This project raises awareness of HCP among those affected and at risk as well as providing advocacy/support for victims of HCP. It develops cross sector partnerships addressing HCP by raising awareness of law, risk indicators & negative impact.
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