News: Feb 2014

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PCCs to bid for £12m funding to support the victims of serious crime

28 February 2014

Victims are to get access to vital support thanks to a new £12m fund announced by victims’ minister Damian Green on 25 February.

From October 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be responsible for commissioning further specialist services for victims of the most serious crimes, including domestic violence and sexual violence, and support for the most vulnerable on our society. PCCs are to bid for a share of the fund on top of their yearly budget for 2014/15. The fund is due to open for bids shortly, with PCCs receiving funding as soon as possible.

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RJC publishes guidance for PCCs

4 February 2014

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will take over responsibility for the local commissioning of restorative justice services in October 2014, and the RJC have published guidance materials to assist in this process and help PCCs to deliver high quality restorative practice.

PCC for South Wales, Alun Michael, said: "It has taken far too long for restorative justice to become a central element in our criminal justice society and more widely in British society, but that aspiration is now widely shared and we must seize the opportunity."