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Victims of crime in East Sussex will now be able to access a range of restorative justice (RJ) services due to the recent opening of a specialist RJ hub in Bexhill.The Bexhill office is one of three multi-agency hubs to open across the county, staffed with RJ specialists from Sussex Police and Victim Support. The other two hubs are in Brighton and Bognor Regis.For some victims of crime the existing criminal justice process is sufficient whilst for others it leaves them feeling frustrated with many unanswered questions. The new RJ hubs will put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system by supporting them on their journey to recovery. This will often involve facilitating a safe and appropriate form of communication between victims of crime and offenders to allow victims get the closure they need in order to move on with their lives.
Residents aged 60 to 85 and from across the county, came together this week to participate in the first Elders’ Commission workshop ahead of a Sussex-wide consultation – the Big Conversation – with their family, friends and peers on policing and crime.The 28 members, with a range of experience in the private and public sector, were greeted on Tuesday (28 April) by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne. The workshop involved presentations from Sussex Police and partners on scamming, elder abuse and police objectives, as well as discussion groups and a Q & A session.
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Watch Live: stop and search powers and campaign posters to prevent rape and serious sexual offences will be discussed at police scrutiny meeting.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will question Chief Constable Giles York on a number of local and national policing issues at their monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this week.WHEN: Friday 17 April, 1pm.WHERE: Watch the meeting live online at: A recording will be available to view online shortly afterwards.SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow #SusPolScrutiny on Twitter.MEDIA INVITATION: Stream the PAM live online through your own news site. To request the embed code please email
A grant award worth £1.1million over two years, from the Government’s ‘Police Innovation Fund’, will provide video technology to help fully digitise the criminal justice system in Sussex over the next 18 months.The joint bid was submitted by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and the Sussex Criminal Justice Board and was backed by a number of criminal justice agencies across Sussex including; Sussex Police, Victim Support, Crown Prosecution Service, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, Probation Service, Prison Service, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Criminal Defence Solicitors. Working more closely together they will ensure swifter, safer justice for victims and witnesses of crime.
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The fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been given a boost by the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.Mrs Bourne has put funding in place for a new post within Sussex Police that will see the role-holder work directly with partners to build a ‘rich picture’ of intelligence from the police, education, health, and social care, to help safeguard vulnerable children.The post holder, who is due to start in the role this month, will advise and assist in all aspects of police investigations into CSE, providing strategic and tactical analysis of CSE intelligence to senior officers. This will help identify offenders and trends allowing problem-solving, prevention and disruption opportunities to be put in place.It will also support evidence-gathering and the production of post-charge materials relating to CSE investigations for cases going through the courts.
Commenting on the new site, Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “The facilities available at this new site will help to alleviate the problems faced by the travelling community across Sussex. Transit sites have the purpose of meeting the needs of gypsies and travellers as they visit an area or need to use a site as a temporary resting place as they travel through the county.
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