Mapping Services for Victims of Crime in South Wales
Funder: Ministry of Justice, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
The purpose of the research is to provide a more evaluative component of the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales consistent with the approach set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. It will determine the extent to which victim needs are being met under current arrangements, both in aggregate and by individual crime type by collating data on the following for each of the six areas identified in the specification:
- Supply and Demand: Catchment areas of existing provision and victim demand for services based on referrals, self-referrals; waiting times, attrition rate.
- Economic analysis: financial investment; cost/benefit; victim reach; victim satisfaction.
- Quantity and quality of provision: assessment of victim outcome and performance data from individual providers where this data is both available and in a useable format; evidence of multi-agency working; nature of contact with South Wales Police.
The specification identified six key crime areas and each of these will be the focus of a work package during this phase of the research: violent crime, acquisitive crime, hate incidents, anti-social behaviour, honour crimes / forced marriage / female genital mutilation and service provision for child victims of crime.