Victims Commissioning Strategy

The initial step to formally recommission the Beacon Case Managed service has been begun with the publishing of a Prior Information notice (PIN). It notifies Interested parties/bidders of the PCC’s intention to tender the service from April 2022.

You can read the PIN here (opens new window).

Following a public consultation in which the public and partners were able to shape the strategic vision of services for victims in Hertfordshire, the Commissioner has now published a strategy which will inform his commissioning of services to support victims.
Read the strategy here
If you are a provider or partner agencyand would like more information on the Commissioner’s strategy, please contact the office


MOJ EOI Funding for DA/SA services

We have received a very high level of interest with regard the MoJ EOI funding for DA/SA services.

Please click on the following hyperlinks for the guidance notes for PCC’s along with the needs assessment PCC’s are required to submit to MoJ.
In line with the guidance, the OPCC are conducting a countywide needs assessment with colleagues at Hertfordshire County Council who are the strategic lead for DA services.

Should you wish to put forward your service for consideration, please use the attached template, setting out evidence of need and how your service addresses those requirements. Hertfordshire PCC will then discuss with colleagues at Hertfordshire County Council and assess against our county needs assessment. We will advise you if we are to include your bid within our submission.
The deadline for submission to MoJ is 3rd March. Therefore we will need your completed template no later than 26th February so that it can be considered.
Please note that if you are representing a national organisation seeking funding for nationally delivered services your application will not be considered. The purpose of the funding is to deliver locally based solutions.

Restorative Justice Strategy

What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative justice brings those harmed by crime, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone effected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Restorative justice gives victims the chance to have their say, to get answers to their questions and to move on with their lives.
Restorative justice holds offenders to account, directly and personally, gives them an insight into the real impact of their behaviour, and an opportunity to make amends.
Restorative justice is not designed to replace criminal justice proceedings; alongside and integrated with criminal justice it can deliver benefits that traditional criminal justice on its own cannot.

Many victims have testified to the value of Restorative Justice:
85% of crime victims who have been through restorative justice were satisfied with the process.

78% of victims would recommend restorative justice to others

The Hertfordshire Policy on Restorative Justice
In line with the government wishes in relation to Restorative Justice, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire wants to ensure that:
  • Restorative Justice is safe, of good quality, available at all stages of the criminal justice system and focused on victims’ needs.
  • Restorative Justice activity will only take place where an assessment has been made by a trained RJ facilitator, in line with recognised standards.
  • Restorative Justice will form part of, or be used in parallel to, the normal criminal justice response.