All Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for commissioning victims’ services in their area.
This means developing funding and overseeing delivery to make sure victims of crime are getting a quality service. It is up to each individual PCC to determine how best to allocate funding to make sure that victims in their area have access to the best and most appropriate support and advice available.
The annual budget consists of approximately £2.1m of government grant from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to deliver services to support victims. This fund is matched by £2.1m of the PCC's budget to support delivery services related to crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour.
These amounts are increased depending on additional funding the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner secures, through things such the Safer Streets Projects and funding for specific Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence programmes. Last year (2021-22) this was around £3.2m.