All PCCs have responsibility for commissioning services which support victims of crime in their area.

In Kent the PCC's core countywide service is provided by Victim Support from Compass House but other organisations also receive funding to deliver more specialist support services. They go through bidding processes and Grant conditions include looking for projects which:

  • Meet the support needs of victims or, as appropriate, family members and act in their interests;
  • Are free of charge and confidential;
  • Are non-discriminatory (including being available to all regardless of residence status, nationality or citizenship);
  • Are available whether or not a crime has been reported to the police;
  • Are available before, during and for an appropriate time after any investigation or criminal proceedings;
  • Demonstrate collaborative working with other providers to ensure joined up service delivery and referral pathways;
  • Demonstrate innovative and evidence based working practices;
  • Show an understanding and ability to respond to emerging trends, crime types and new working practices; and
  • Deliver clear outcome reporting.

 

Funding recipients

Service Purpose £
Choice Support: Jigsaw Hate Crime Intensive support to victims with learning disability, mental health and autism  31,308.00
Dads Unlimited: 1:1 mentoring A foundation for men to have a more constructive and positive relationship with their children, reduce conflict with former partners, and rebuild their lives following domestic/emotional/financially abusive relationships 30,000.00
Dandelion Time: Family support Therapeutic service for children and families affected by domestic and sexual abuse 30,000.00
DAVSS: Support to court Support for DA victims with civil and criminal court processes 16,800.00
DAVSS: Men's support Support for male victims of Domestic abuse 4,800.00
NSPCC: Letting the future in Therapy service for children aged 4 to 17 years old affected by sexual abuse 50,000.00
Rising Sun and Choices Project targeting adolescents who have experienced domestic buse within their homes 45,028.90
Rubicon Cares One-to-one trauma counselling for victims of crime 50,000.00
Kent County Council Contribution towards the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) 100,000.00
BRAKE BRAKE aimed at supporting family members of those killed or individuals seriously injured in road traffic collisions 8,000.00