Title 'Time for forces nationwide to judge our pilot scheme' Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Police Oracle Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 22/03/19 Description A regional pilot scheme to speed up domestic abuse investigations through the courts has been hailed a national game changer on the day campaigners accused police of "a systemic failure" to protect victims.
"Attrition rates in domestic abuse nationally are a serious concern and any efforts that try to tackle this and contribute to victim wellbeing following incidents must be applauded."
URL touch.policeoracle.com/news/article.cfm?id=100797 Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou Title Thames Valley domestic abuse scheme praised Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet banburysound.co.uk Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 20/03/19 Description Thames Valley Police has been working closely with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service to decrease the time in which domestic abuse cases are listed to be heard at Aylesbury Crown Court.
The report issued today (19/3) entitled “An evaluation of the protocol for the handling of domestic abuse cases at Aylesbury Crown Court”
The report aimed to examine the effectiveness of the pilot in improving the efficiency with which domestic abuse cases are managed in the crown court. It also looked at identifying areas of potential improvement and to explore the merits of rolling out this initiative nationally. Both victims and offenders were interviewed to seek their views on the scheme.
URL www.banburysound.co.uk/round-here/news/local-news/thames-valley-domestic-abuse-scheme-praised/ Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou Title Domestic abuse: woman who feared for her life Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet itv.com Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/03/19 Description For many survivors, the slow process of the court system means they may never see their abuser face justice. But now a pilot scheme - between the Crown Prosecution Service, Aylesbury Crown Court and Thames Valley Police - has been praised in a report about its work with abuse victims. URL https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-03-19/domestic-abuse-woman-who-feared-for-her-life/ Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou Title Report praises Thames Valley Police’s approach to domestic abuse Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet mynewsdesk.com Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/03/19 Description A new report entitled “An evaluation of the protocol for the handling of domestic abuse cases at Aylesbury Crown Court” has praised a pilot scheme aiming to improve the outcomes for domestic abuse victims in the Thames Valley.
“Attrition rates in domestic abuse nationally are a serious concern and any efforts that try to tackle this and contribute to victim wellbeing following incidents must be applauded.
“The current pilot protocol has shown itself to be a great success and our evaluation of its effectiveness found that this related to the complete buy in and tireless work from all partners across Thames Valley Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Aylesbury Crown Court.”
“We must do everything we can to protect victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence and the work that is being done at Aylesbury Crown Court is one very significant step in the right direction.
“Our evaluation supports this unique approach to case management due to the positive impact we found it to have overall and we recommend in our report that this should be formalised and implemented nationally.”
URL www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/thames-valley-police/news/report-praises-thames-valley-polices-approach-to-domestic-abuse-362644 Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou
Title David Prever, 07:02, 09:02, BBC Radio Oxford Degree of recognition Local Media name/outlet BBC Radio Oxford Media type Radio Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 20/03/19 Description Interview given regarding fast track domestic abuse cases through the court could be rolled out.
Research showed it has benefits for victims, suspects, financial benefits, shows great collaboration between the multi-agencies that are involved in this process. The report really recommends that this should be considered for national roll-out.
Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou Title South Today - Oxford Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet BBC 1 South - Oxford Media type Television Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/03/19 Description The project benefits victims and could be rolled-out nationally URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003j4j/south-today-oxford-evening-news-19032019 Persons John Synnott, Maria Ioannou