MOPAC Update: Mayor pledges £5 million to create first London-wide service to help domestic violence victims and boost convictions

Mayor pledges £5 million to create first London-wide service to help domestic violence victims and boost convictions

• Mayor announces £5m investment at Havering refuge visit
• First ever pan-London domestic violence service will support victims' recovery and help them navigate the criminal justice system
• Reported domestic abuse incidents rose last year in London by 23 percent 
• Number of perpetrators brought to justice up 18.6 percent since 2012, but conviction rates for DV cases in London remain below national rates

MOPAC launches Domestic & Sexual Violence Dashboard

To coincide with the Mayor's announcement on the new pan-London domestic violence service, MOPAC has launched its Domestic and Sexual Violence Dashboard. The sixth such resource to be launched, the Dashboard allows the public to access the data used by MOPAC to assess police performance on Domestic and Sexual Violence in London, including reporting levels, incident rates, repeat victimisation and justice outcomes.

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Council tax cut for London Special Constables

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing, has written to London's Special Constables to confirm that all serving Specials who live in the capital will be eligible for a £150 council tax cut, as Mayor Boris Johnson delivers on his pledge to reward those uniformed volunteers who support policing.

Major expansion of services for victims of gang-related violence

At a visit to King's College Hospital, Deputy Mayor Greenhalgh announced a new £600,000 initiative with youth charity Redthread to put specialist youth workers into all four Major Trauma Centres in London to support victims of gang violence.

Local Policing Model Review 

The Metropolitan Police Service has completed an operational review of the Local Policing Model introduced across London in 2013.
MOPAC has also assessed the impact of the new local policing arrangements on crime and confidence in London, and with the MPS undertaken a joint evaluation of police contact points, which were established as a result of the Mayor's Police and Crime Plan 2013-16. 
You can read the Review here.

Gangs Dashboard Launched

Earlier this year, as part of our ongoing focus on open data and transparency, MOPAC launched the Gangs Dashboard.
This new tool lets you access and explore the data used by MOPAC to track serious youth violence and gang related incidents across London. All gang crime and serious youth violence indicators are currently showing a reduction since March 2012.
You can access the Gangs Dashboard here

Coming up

MOPAC Challenge - Performance - 18th March 2015

Every month as part of our oversight of the MPS, MOPAC holds a public challenge board. This month, the MOPAC Challenge is on police performance. It will be held in the Chamber at City Hall on the 18th March between 10-11.30.

Public are welcome to attend the event as it happens. MOPAC Challenge is also available to watch live as a webcast. 
Watch MOPAC Challenge  

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