Research and Reports
The OPCC has carried out a range of research and commissioned reports to help inform is commissioning process and service development.
BAMER Project - Violence Against Women and Girls
The Police and Crime Commissioner published a report on its project to help make Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services more inclusive to Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee (BAMER) communities.
Funded by the Home Office and delivered in partnership with service providers in the Thames Valley, the project was driven by the belief that early intervention and awareness-raising can help increase the number of individuals from BAMER communities identified as being affected by VAWG and to help address the barriers preventing access to support.
Two pieces of PCC commissioned research and two workshops with key stakeholders have been undertaken to help inform the proposed ‘Counselling Hub’ for victims of crime in Thames Valley. The commissioned research led to the following reports:-
Gell, F & Shackman, J (April 2015) Developing Capacity across the Thames Valley for Specialist Counselling for victims of crime who are refugees, asylum-seekers, vulnerable migrants, or from black and minority ethnic groups with little or no English, Produced on behalf of Refugee Resource.