Radical overhaul of support for victims of crime in Devon and Cornwall (IoS)

31 Mar 2015

From Wednesday April 1st a new service will introduce a significant change in victim care in Devon and Cornwall (IoS), with the establishment of a police-based victim care unit (VCU) and a network of support service providers.

Rosie, a sexual abuse survivor, who lives in Cornwall, said:

“When I heard about the new victim hub it actually made me smile. To be able to put the power back into the victims lives, taken away from them through whatever’s happened, is such a magnificent step into recovery. I feel if it happens sooner in their journey, rather than later, what we will end up with is people being supported a lot more efficiently.”

At the heart of the change is the Government’s decision to give PCCs responsibility for commissioning victim services.

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