Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria PCC and APCC Victims Lead:
"With crimes against women and girls continuing to make up a fifth of the Crown Prosecution Service’s case load and the latest Femicide Census showing that, during 2017, 139 women in the UK died as a result of male violence, it is more important than ever that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) continue to work with partner organisations to help end violence against women and girls (VAWG).
"VAWG funding from the Government started in 2016. A key part of this involved the launch by the Home Office of the VAWG Transformation Fund, which offered £17m to be used for new local services to tackle VAWG. Of the 41 successful bids, 15 were from Police and Crime Commissioners seeking additional funds to improve services for victims and survivors in their respective areas.
"Please take some time to look at this PCC VAWG In Focus document and find out how I and my fellow PCC colleagues, are bringing about real change in the ways in which violence against women and girls is being addressed in our local communities.
"The innovative projects highlighted in this document that are making a real difference to the lives of women and girls affected by violence include:
Read our PCC Making A Difference – VAWG In Focus.