Victim Services and Information
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is committed to ensuring that anyone who is affected by crime in Lincolnshire receives the support they need, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime to the police or not.
Responsibility for commissioning the majority of emotional and practical support services for victims’ services was passed to PCCs in England and Wales in 2014. A Commissioning Framework published by the Ministry of Justice in 2013 provides advice and information to those involved with victims’ services. The Framework defines a victim as ‘a person who has suffered harm which was directly caused by a criminal offence, or in relation to a person whose death was directly caused by a criminal offence, a family member who has suffered harm as a result of the person’s death, or a family member who has been affected and suffered harm as a result of a criminal offence against the victim’. To enable PCCs to commission appropriate services at a local level, the Ministry of Justice provides a grant on an annual basis.
The PCC reviews the services provided regularly to ensure they meet the needs of victims.
Makes payments on behalf of Government to blameless victims of violent crime
A victim-centred process which supports a victim to communicate safely with the person who has caused them harm
A victim has the right to review when they are informed that the Police will take no further action with the investigation.
Gives victims a voice in the criminal justice process by helping others to understand how a crime has affected the victim.