Supporting victims and witnesses of crime
Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for commissioning local support services for all victims of crime. The Ministry of Justice provides the Commissioner with a grant each year to enable services which best meet the needs of local victims of crime to be funded.
Cambridgeshire has an integrated model of support services which revolves around a Victim and Witness Hub. A number of co-located services work alongside the Victim and Witness Hub staff who provide specialist support for young victims of crime; migrant victims of modern slavery and/or exploitation and victims requiring mental health support. The Hub also offers restorative justice interventions.
The Commissioner also contributes funding to specialist third sector providers who support survivors of rape and sexual violence through a countywide service. Victims of domestic abuse can also access a wide range of help and support which is jointly provided by the local authority and specialist services.
Details of the funding awarded each year is available below. You can find more information about the outcomes achieved by the services by visiting the Supporting Victims and Witnesses main page.