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Commissioner asks for views on Violence Against Women and Girls

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner, is asking residents and practitioners to share their thoughts, views and experiences of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The views and feedback will provide the Commissioner’s VAWG Task Group with a clear understanding of the scale and impact of these crimes across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

15 March 2022

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

Over half a million pounds to target root causes of violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, working with Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight councils, has successfully secured £648,755 of funding from the Home Office to tackle violence against women and girls.

05 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

Response to Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed the Government’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy which emphasises partnership working, prevention and the need to be victim focused.

22 July 2021

Violence against women and girls to be focus of youth scrutiny group

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) and how the police in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight work to prevent and respond to it has been selected as the first area for review by a group of young volunteers set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner to challenge policing practices.

30 June 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

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