Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has successfully secured £565,072 additional funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to support organisations that are providing critical support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton during the pandemic.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is to make recommendations to the Ministry of Justice this week to secure essential additional resources for local Domestic and Sexual Abuse support services.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has successfully secured the opportunity to bid for additional funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to specifically support organisations that work locally with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
“Keeping people safe is everyone’s top priority, but we recognise that for some staying home is not as safe as it is for others. Sadly, there are examples in our communities, which we should all be alert to notice”, said Michael Lane Police and Crime Commissioner.
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.
Today, Michael Lane has been invited to Westminster for the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) launch of their report looking into domestic abuse in rural areas.
The Commissioner was proud to be part of the events this week that marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on Sunday at Stokes Bay in Gosport on Sunday and in Portsmouth on Tuesday 5 June. It was an honour to attend to recognise the sacrifice and contribution of so many and to pay his respects.
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.