“Victims’ needs must be at the heart of both policing and criminal justice. It is vital that victims are better supported and have a stronger voice, and the new Code is a step towards that.” Stephen Bett, Police and Crime Commissioner
The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime is a key part of the Government’s strategy to ensure the criminal justice system puts victims first.
Under the Code, which was revised and re-published in October 2015, your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a ‘service provider’, responsible for providing support services to victims of crime. In October 2014, Stephen inherited the budget for victim support in Norfolk and became responsible for commissioning services to meet the needs of victims of crime in the county.
The Code outlines what kind of support victims of crime can expect to receive from service providers which, as well as PCCs, include the police, prison service and court service.
More information can be found on Gov.uk website, Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.
If you have any feedback for your PCC on victim support services in Norfolk, please use our feedback form or get in touch using the details on our Contact Us page.