The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for the Thames Valley will be recommissioning support services for victims later this year. To ensure that victims get the best possible support they would like to get the views from those who have experienced crime on what is and isn’t working currently in support services.

To make this happen, Lisa Ward (http://www.iamlisaward.com/) will be running a series of focus groups on behalf of the OPCC. This is the opportunity for victims of crime to tell them what they believe is needed to help people in the local area.

They want to make sure that as many people as possible can take part so during February they are running several focus group sessions online and in person, as well as one on one interviews. Travel expenses to events will be covered and they are offering a voucher for attendees.Following on from our survey to victims in 2022 we are working with Lisa Ward (www.iamlisaward.com) to run a series of consultation events to capture your views on what is needed.

Focus group details are:

In Person:
• High Wycombe – Wednesday 8th February
• Reading – Friday 10th February
• Oxford – (Wednesday 15th February)

• Monday 6th February
• Thursday 9th February (sexual violence experiences only)

Further information and details on how to register can be found here: Victim Services consultation – Thames Valley PCC (thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk)