Crime victims to get extra support

Sue Mountstevens

Sue Mountstevens - Credit: Archant

VICTIMS of crime will be given more support by the police after it was awarded extra funding.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been awarded about £375,000 to ensure it does all it can to help those who are targeted by criminals.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, pictured, said: “I have set out a clear vision for victims of crime in Avon and Somerset which involves a joined-up approach to services for victims and has the voice of victims at its heart.

“This new funding from the Ministry of Justice will help us on that journey within Avon and Somerset.

“We are working on a pioneering new approach to transform services for victims of crime.

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“From October, a new one-team approach will provide co-ordinated, end-to-end care at every stage of a victim’s journey through the criminal justice system.

“I am delighted we have received this funding and can begin our work making a difference to victims’ lives.”

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