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Below you will find the latest News articles from the Office of The Durham Police, Crime & Victims Commissioner.

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Online support sessions being trialled for victims of hate crime

Online support sessions will be available from next month for victims of hate crime to ‘drop-in’ virtually and seek advice from specialist officers.

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April 6, 2021
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Briefing Session for Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

People wishing to stand as a candidate to become  PCC for Durham and Darlington in May's election can take part in a joint online briefing session

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April 6, 2021
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Additional security measures secured as the safer streets project ends

Further security measures have been secured in Horden, including alarm and security cameras for empty properties to be installed by the end of March

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March 23, 2021
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PCVC provides reassurance following national dog theft survey results

Results showed perception to dog theft being high, however out of 124,729 people who responded, 0.3% had their dog stolen.

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March 18, 2021
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Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025

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March 18, 2021
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PCVC launches new website today

The Office of the Durham, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner launch their brand-new website today.

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March 15, 2021
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Briefing session for Police and Crime Commissioner candidates

People wishing to stand as a candidate for the PCC for County Durham and Darlington in May’s election can take part in an online briefing session

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March 15, 2021
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Further resource made available to support intermediaries in their work with vulnerable victims of crime

A new interactive resource has been created alongside existing innovative resource booklets to further support vulnerable victims of crime.

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March 11, 2021
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PCVC launches newly formed Complaints Panel

A new Independent Complaints Scrutiny Panel has been launched to ensure independence in analysing and reviewing a proportion of public complaint cases

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March 9, 2021
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PCVC supports one punch campaign

The Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (ODPCVC) is behind MPs campaign looking at sentencing around one punch assaults.

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March 5, 2021
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PCVC'S Office Highly Commended For Transparency and Openness

The OPCVC has received a national prestigious award for its commitment to being open and transparent.

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February 23, 2021
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Local project to discourage speeding in Hunwick wins PCVC support

The Keeping Hunwick Safe project run by the Hunwick Community, Social and Environmental Group has been awarded £2,500

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February 19, 2021
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Extra funding for services providing support for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence

Organisations providing domestic abuse or sexual violence support services in County Durham and Darlington are urged to apply for additional funding

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February 16, 2021
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Darlington's youth offending team rated 'outstanding'

The Youth Offending Team (YOT) in Darlington has been awarded ‘outstanding’ by HM Inspectorate of Probation.

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February 10, 2021
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RSACC launches its first radio ad campaign to support survivors during COVID-19 lockdown

RSACC is to launch it’s first ever radio advertisement campaign to promote it’s Helpline.

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February 8, 2021
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Overwhelming majority support given for increase in police element of Council Tax

The amount of Council Tax the public pay for the police service, known as the police precept, will increase for 2021-22 by 7% in County Durham

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February 4, 2021
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Funding lifeline for local group to deliver online workshops around community safety

The Together for Safer Communities project, run by ATOMS Education, has been awarded £8,500

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February 3, 2021
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Durham officers among first to carry life-saving drug which will temporarily overcome the effects of a drug overdose

Durham Constabulary trauma trained officers are among the first in the country to carry a life-saving drug

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January 28, 2021
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Independent Chair of the External Strategic Scrutiny Governance Group

The ODPCVC is looking to recruit an Independent Chair of the External Strategic Scrutiny Governance Group.

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January 21, 2021
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PCVC to hold first ever BUS scrutiny panel next week

A new independent scrutiny panel is being launched next week to ensure members of the public have a voice in analysing police procedures

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January 12, 2021
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APCVC urges victims of abuse support services are still available during lockdown

Steve White, Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner has urged victims not to suffer in silence if they are experiencing domestic abuse

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January 7, 2021
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FUNDING LIFELINE PROVIDED TO YOUTH CENTRE IN BISHOP AUCKLAND

The Durham PCVC is delighted to have been able to provide a share of this funding to the Auckland Youth Community Centre

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December 15, 2020
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Planning application for new custody and investigation suite submitted by Durham Constabulary

Plans have been submitted by Durham Constabulary to build a new 48-cell custody and investigations suite.

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December 11, 2020
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Punched Out Cold Campaign 2020

Enjoying the party season will not be the same this year, but one mother’s message remains consistent.

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December 4, 2020
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Proposed Custody Facility in Durham -FAQ's

Proposed Custody Facility in Durham -FAQ's

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November 30, 2020
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Additional funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in County Durham and Darlington

Additional funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in County Durham and Darlington

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November 27, 2020
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16 Days of Action

This year, White Ribbon Day is 25 November 2020 and the 16 Days of Action to end domestic abuse

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November 25, 2020
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Safer Streets Scheme

A scheme to protect hundreds of homes across County Durham and Darlington by reducing burglaries

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October 26, 2020
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Seven strong on modern slavery purge

Seven PCC's and their respective Chief Constables have each worked together to develop a Modern Slavery Transparency in Supply Chains Statement.

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October 16, 2020
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Community groups and voluntary sector organisations have the opportunity to apply for a grant, thanks to a Community Safety Fund launched today

Funding is available for projects and initiatives, which help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.

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August 24, 2020
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Funding lifeline given to service for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse

Funding lifeline given to service for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse

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August 10, 2020
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Safer Streets Fund

Success for County Durham and Darlington as they secure winning bidsto the £25 million Safer Streets Fund

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July 27, 2020
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Statement from Acting PCVC Mr Steve White on force report in relation to Mr Dominic Cummings

Statement from Acting PCVC Mr Steve White on force report in relation to Mr Dominic Cummings

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May 28, 2020
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Steve White, Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner update

Steve White, Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner update

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May 21, 2020
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PCVC amends plan to support Constabulary response to ongoing pandemic

PCVC Steve White has agreed with the Chief Constable an amendment to the ‘Work Plan

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April 30, 2020
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PCVC uses innovative online technology to understand the views of the community

PCVC uses innovative online technology to understand the views of the community

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April 23, 2020
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PCVC welcomes funding for victim service providers

PCVC welcomes funding for victim service providers

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April 20, 2020
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Resources for victims now available

Resources for victims now available

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March 26, 2020
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Intermediaries for Justice resource packs available

Intermediaries for Justice resource packs available

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March 10, 2020
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Increase in police element of Council Tax to go ahead

The amount of Council Tax the public pay for the police service, known as the police precept, will increase for 2020-21 by 5%

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February 6, 2020
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PCVC proposes to increase Police element of Council tax to maintain services

PCVC proposes to increase Police element of Council tax to maintain services

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January 23, 2020
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Acting PCVC Steve White visits Kings Church Foodbank

The food bank has been running for 8 years and every year it is in more demand and every year brings new challenges.

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January 14, 2020
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Pioneering harm reduction drug safety testing service available in Durham

Pioneering harm reduction drug safety testing service available in Durham

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November 30, 2018
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Plans to use Naloxone in custody suites, as drug deaths rise again

Plans to use Naloxone in custody suites, as drug deaths rise again

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August 6, 2018
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Mental health Trust joins forces with local police

Mental health Trust joins forces with local police

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September 14, 2017
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The government's approach to tackling drugs has failed

The government's approach to tackling drugs has failed

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August 8, 2017
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Time for a radical new approach to drugs in the uk

Time for a radical new approach to drugs in the uk

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July 14, 2017
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The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in the north east

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in the north east

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July 13, 2017
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North East PCCs Call On Government To Consider Wider Implications of alcohol consumption

North East PCCs Call On Government To Consider Wider Implications of alcohol consumption

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July 13, 2017
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Innovative advocacy service to support victims with mental health needs

Innovative advocacy service to support victims with mental health needs

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October 20, 2016
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North East PCC's call for a parliamentary debate about reducing alcohol consumption

North East PCC's call for a parliamentary debate about reducing alcohol consumption

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February 17, 2016
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North East PCC's show strong support for victims of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption

North East PCC's show strong support for victims of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption

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February 17, 2016
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Police and mental health trust work together to support vulnerable people

Police and mental health trust work together to support vulnerable people

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November 6, 2015
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Victims with poor mental health to benefit from pioneering additional support

Victims with poor mental health to benefit from pioneering additional support

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May 13, 2015
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