Thames Valley domestic abuse scheme praised

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John Synnott and Maria Ioannou comment on their report into the handling of domestic abuse cases, which praises the help given to victims by Thames Valley Police, which 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 entitled aimed to examine the effectiveness of a pilot scheme 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.

Period19 Mar 2019 → 22 Mar 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • Title'Time for forces nationwide to judge our pilot scheme'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPolice Oracle
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/03/19
    DescriptionA 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."
    URLtouch.policeoracle.com/news/article.cfm?id=100797
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou
  • TitleThames Valley domestic abuse scheme praised
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletbanburysound.co.uk
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/03/19
    DescriptionThames 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.
    URLwww.banburysound.co.uk/round-here/news/local-news/thames-valley-domestic-abuse-scheme-praised/
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou
  • TitleDomestic abuse: woman who feared for her life
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletitv.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/03/19
    DescriptionFor 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.
    URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-03-19/domestic-abuse-woman-who-feared-for-her-life/
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou
  • TitleReport praises Thames Valley Police’s approach to domestic abuse
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletmynewsdesk.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/03/19
    DescriptionA 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.”
    URLwww.mynewsdesk.com/uk/thames-valley-police/news/report-praises-thames-valley-polices-approach-to-domestic-abuse-362644
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleDavid Prever, 07:02, 09:02, BBC Radio Oxford
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Oxford
    Media typeRadio
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/03/19
    DescriptionInterview 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.
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou
  • TitleSouth Today - Oxford
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC 1 South - Oxford
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/03/19
    DescriptionThe project benefits victims and could be rolled-out nationally
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003j4j/south-today-oxford-evening-news-19032019
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Maria Ioannou