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Improved support for victims of sexual violence including rape, sexual abuse or sexual assault

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, announces improved support for adults, children and young people who have been victims of sexual violence including rape, sexual abuse or sexual assault.

10 February 2022

How police and the CPS can improve charge and conviction rates for rape

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and one of two Victims’ Leads at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has told a panel of MPs the Crown Prosecution Service should be less risk-averse when considering charging suspects of Rape And Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO).

20 October 2021

Statement on the sentencing of Wayne Couzens

Hampshire and Isle of Wight PCC Donna Jones, one of two APCC Victims Leads, has reacted to the sentencing of Wayne Couzens today.

30 September 2021

Funding secured for support services for domestic abuse and male rape victims

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.

26 August 2021

Strategic YIAG want to hear from young people

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG), are exploring individual’s relationships and attitudes towards Hampshire police in relation to sexual assault and violence against women and girls (VAWG), we are interested in hearing any experiences, in relation to this topic.

12 August 2021

Supporting rape victims and putting their needs first are key to improving prosecution rates

Inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) today published their findings following a joint inspection of the police and Crown Prosecution Service’s response to rape.

16 July 2021

Improved support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence

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.

24 May 2021

New Crime and Punishment series filmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The second series of the BAFTA nominated Crime and Punishment series, which gives a unique insight into the partners working across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system will be broadcast at 9pm on Thursday 13 August on Channel 4.

11 August 2020

Sexual crime therapeutic support and counselling improvements

Therapeutic support for victims of sexual crime in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is to be improved through new arrangements being put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner following a successful bid for funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

28 February 2020

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