Tony Lloyd is not just Police and Crime Commissioner, he is also responsible for commissioning services for victims. It’s his job to make sure you’re getting the best possible service, with the needs of victims and survivors placed firmly at the heart of any service delivery.
There is clear evidence that the criminal justice system does not always serve victims well and this has to change.
Vulnerable victims, particularly victims of personal or sexual violence, can be re-traumatised by the system or fear reporting crime. There are also mixed levels of support if they do.
All parties involved in the delivery of criminal justice can do better and Tony is determined to publicly champion victims’ rights. He will support the Victims’ Taskforce concept of helping to transform the criminal justice system into a criminal justice service fit for all, including victims and survivors.
Many people do not report what has happened to them and this must be addressed by improving confidence in services and offering people safe alternatives for reporting.
Tony took responsibility for victims’ services on 1 April 2015.
A new website providing support and information for victims and survivors of crime is available at www.gmvictims.org.uk.