Halton victims of crime urged to contact Cheshire police commissioner (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Police chief wants to hear from Halton victims of crime
CHANGES are being made about who looks after victims of crime.
From 2014, the Ministry of Justice will transfer the commissioning of some victim services to Police & Crime Commissioners.
Cheshire’s Commissioner John Dwyer wants to hear from Halton victims of crime about their experiences of services they’ve received.
John Dwyer said: "Being a victim of crime can be a traumatic and sometimes life changing event. It’s vital for me to understand what experiences victims’ have had and what their needs and expectations are for the services that are provided both by the variety of victim services organisations.
"One of my priorities in my police and crime plan was looking into and exploring victim and witness services. I want to pay particular attention to three main areas, prevention, coping with the experience and recovery."
There were more than 37,000 victims of crime in Cheshire between April 2012 and March 2013.
John added: "I want victims of crime to be confident that they can receive the support they need to cope and recover from the ordeal they have faced."
If you would like to give your feedback to John Dwyer, complete the survey online www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk
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