Essex police commissioner to take control of victim support budget

Nick Alston hopes the victims' services will be improved by the change

Nick Alston hopes the victims' services will be improved by the change

First published in News
Last updated
East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

The Essex police commissioner will take control over funding for victim support services later this year.

Nick Alston will take over the spending of £600,000 for services from central government between October and March next year.

He will then have a budget of £1.8million for the next financial year.

Mr Alston, said: “My vision seeks to build on the good work already in place, as well as to fill gaps and develop new approaches based on good practice, in order to help victims to cope and recover after crime.

“I believe this is a great opportunity to enhance the provision of support and help available to victims of many different types of crime across our county.”

Mr Alston’s office says it has undertaken an analysis of victims’ needs, as well as a review of crime data and of good practice across the country.

Victims and dedicated agencies were also consulted for their views.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree