PCVC Ron Hogg talks about the key achievements, and financial challenges, during the last financial year...
> A bespoke Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) launched on behalf of victims,
>A Restorative Justice pilot supporting victims in Durham Crown Court, and
> The Checkpoint Programme, which has won a national Howard League for Penal Reform Award
These are just some of the initiatives of the last financial year. Commenting on his latest Annual Report, Ron said:
“After being re-elected to this role in May 2016, I decided to change my job title to Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner in order to emphasise the priority I want to give to victims of crime and anti-social behaviour in my second term.
“Being accountable to the public is important. I use the Annual Report to let the public know how the objectives which I set, based on their priorities, were delivered over the past year. 2016-17 has been a satisfying and successful year but there are still challenges ahead...."
To find out about other key achievements, services for victims, projects funded through the Community Safety Fund, and how Ron has scrutinised police performance during 2016-17, click here to view Ron's latest Annual Report.