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Response to new framework to make women and girls safer

Donna Jones, PCC for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and APCC national lead for victims for responds to new framework that sets out action required from every police force designed to make all women and girls safer.

15 December 2021

Commitment to strengthen local justice system approach to violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has become the new Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB). As Chair of the LCJB, Commissioner Jones will be focussing on rebuilding confidence and trust in the local criminal justice system by critically challenging all partners to do more for all victims, […]

21 October 2021

New plan for safer streets unveiled

Newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has unveiled her multi-year plan to strengthen policing across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In ‘More police, safer streets’ the Commissioner commits to recruiting an extra 600 officers, to improving police visibility and to working harder to combat anti-social behaviour. It also includes measures on rural […]

31 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

PCC to be National lead for Victims and Serious Organised Crime

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones, has today (15 July) been appointed as the national lead for victims across England and Wales. This is a role as part of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). This involves working with the government, both the Home Office and […]

15 July 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

Modern slavery victim pathway created to assist fast access of support to victims

The Modern Slavery Partnership (MSP) has created the first ever victim pathway for modern slavery victims that covers Hampshire, IOW, Portsmouth and Southampton.

24 June 2020

Victim Care Service a Leading Light for support for Domestic Abuse victims

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.

25 February 2020

Modern Slavery Partnership highlight signs of modern slavery by acting out true life stories

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership marked Anti-Slavery Day on Friday 18 October with a public information event that told the true stories of victims of different types of slavery through performing arts.

30 October 2019

Supporting nationwide focus on Forced Marriage and FGM

A number of community safety partners in Hampshire are combining forces this week to support Op Limelight, a police operation at airports nationwide to crack down on Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as the school holidays get underway. The six-week break is often used to force young people to get married to someone […]

15 July 2019

New hate crime guide for businesses launched by Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner

The Safer North Hampshire Partnership, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ltd, and the Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton have launched the new ‘Business Crime Guide: Supporting employees affected by hate crime’.

21 June 2019

94% more likely to refer to Restorative Justice following Hampshire conference

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17 April 2019

Romance Fraud cost victims over £50m in 2018

Online dating is a great way to meet new people.  It’s convenient, offers a wide choice of potential suitors and is also a great way to communicate when developing a relationship. It can often lead to a long-lasting or even lifelong partnership.

14 February 2019

Is there a Darker side to your New Year Manicure?

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, co-ordinated by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, is urging people to keep an eye out for the signs of slavery when getting their nails done in the run up to New Year’s Eve.

21 December 2018

Domestic abuse survivor speaks of vital support from grant funded project

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has invested a total of £718,960 in services supporting victims of domestic abuse since April this year.

23 November 2018

Victim Care now more accessible for South East Hampshire Residents

The Victim Care Service commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner has moved into the Havant Plaza providing victims of crime with more choice in how they can access support.

05 July 2018