News in domestic abuse
Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones is pleased to announce that additional funding has been secured to support victims of sexual crime and domestic abuse.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed additional government funding of £495,471 to work with families and young people demonstrating abusive behaviours within their relationships and stop the cycle of abuse at an early age.
With England’s appearances in the delayed Euro 2020 football tournament kicking off this weekend (Sunday 13 June), an expected grim side-effect of fans’ heightened emotions and increased alcohol consumption could be a surge in incidents of domestic abuse.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is pleased to announce that victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will have access to enhanced levels of support following a successful bid to central government for additional resources.
The Victim Care Service, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and provided by Victim Support, has been awarded the Safe Lives Leading Lights accreditation for the support it provides for people in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight who have experienced domestic abuse.
A domestic abuse support service aimed at victims, their children and those who are being abusive launches on 4 June 2019, providing crisis accommodation and community-based support to break the cycle of abuse for families across Hampshire.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has today (18 June) launched his Youth Commission’s #RaiseaFlag campaign that aims to help young people recognise the signs of an unhealthy relationship.