It’s a fact: restorative justice services for victims of crime in Sussex are one of the best in the country.After 12 months of submitting evidence and being continually evaluated and scrutinised by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership (SRJP) has been awarded the Restorative Services Quality Mark (RSQM).
This is just one of many concerns that Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, will raise at Action on Elder Abuse’s conference in London today (15 June), part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Commenting on the abuse of the elderly, Mrs Bourne said: “Fraud against an older person is a calculated and deliberate crime. I want adult protection to be taken as seriously as child protection but I fear society has a long way to go before Elder Abuse is considered as despicable and damaging as child abuse.
This is one of many questions that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).WHEN: Friday 17 June, 1-3pmWHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeMEDIA INVITATION: if you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the embed code. For media interviews contact the media team on 01273 335 634SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.
Response to sentencing of Osmon Koroma and Max N’Gasa in child sexual exploitation case
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne today (8 June) welcomed the sentencing of Osmon Koroma and Max N’Gasa for their involvement in Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) offences against 12 young girls in the Littlehampton area. “This sentence sends a clear message to those that seek to exploit our children that they will be tracked down,...
Commenting on the IPCC recommendations into the treatment of Child H, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “The experience of victims is paramount when I hold Sussex Police to account for the service they deliver to the public. "Undoubtedly, this was a challenging case but the treatment of this 11 year old was totally unacceptable....
Commenting on today’s report by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee that the justice system is failing victims and witnesses with the average length of time between an offence being committed and the case coming to a conclusion in court being 418 days in Sussex, the region’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:
Recognition for women in policing
The 2015/16 Sussex Police Evolve Awards, which recognises women in policing, were held last month.Jackie Cooper, the longest-serving volunteer on PCC Katy Bourne’s Independent Custody Visiting Scheme was recently honoured with the Evolve Award for Volunteers. Mrs Bourne nominated Jackie because of her volunteer work in custody centres, helping the public feel reassured that there is independent oversight of detainees’ welfare and the conditions in which they are kept. Commenting on recommending Jacquie she said: “I am delighted for Jackie. She is a valued and highly-respected panel member and co-ordinator who is held in the highest esteem by all she comes into contact with.”
Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation has been awarded £57,029 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the County’s newly-elected Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne today (18 May) welcomed the conviction of Osmon Koroma and Max N’Gasa for their involvement in Child Sexual Exploitation, (CSE) offences against 12 young girls in the Littlehampton area.“I want to send a clear and unequivocal message to those who seek to exploit our children and our most vulnerable: the people of Sussex will not tolerate your depravity and Sussex Police, with the help of the public, is getting better at finding you and bringing you to justice as they have shown today.
A partnership of 27 organisations in Sussex which offers services to victims of crime has won a prestigious national award for their outstanding work.The Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership (SRJP) won the ‘Communities Award’ at the Restorative Practice UK National Awards ceremony in London for making an outstanding contribution to their communities through restorative practices.