How you can work with the voluntary sector to cut crime
Police and crime commissioners generation 2.0
In the run up to the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, in the context of further potential local devolution of the justice system in England and national devolution in Wales, Clinks and Revolving Doors Agency believe that working with the voluntary sector is key to cutting crime.
There are several ways in which PCCs and local structures that govern policing and community safety can work better with the voluntary sector, to the benefit of communities.
This briefing outlines the key areas and activities which we believe PCC candidates should prioritise in their election manifesto and police and crime plan once elected. Throughout the document we provide examples of how some current PCCs have responded to these issues.
The key areas this document covers include:
- Take the lead in engaging the voluntary sector
- Exemplify best practice in commissioning
- Cutting crime means reducing reoffending
- Recognise the importance of race
- Support people with multiple and complex needs
- Support gender specific responses to women and girls
- Recognise young adults as a distinct group
- Listen and respond to people with lived experience
- Be a champion for volunteering in the CJS