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What is the Police and Crime Commissioner doing to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) (including Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence?)

The Commissioner is taking a range of actions under the Police and Crime Plan to tackle violence against women and girls in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This includes holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Devon and Cornwall Police in preventing and investigating these crimes and for the quality of the services it provides to victims. The Commissioner is also taking a range of specific actions through the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner which includes:  

  • Supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence through commissioning high quality support services  
  • Funding programmes which seek to address perpetrator behaviours which seek to break the cycle of offending and prevent further harm  
  • Working with local authorities and other partners to maximise use of the Home Office Safer Streets funding to deliver new initiatives in our area which help to tackle these crimes.  

 Further information on the actions being taken in all of these areas can be found in separate FAQs below.