The results of a survey by Ofcom have revealed that, in the last year, 34% of 12 to 15 year olds have seen hate speech on the internet. On 15 November, the Home Affairs Committee held an evidence session on hate crime and its violent consequences.
Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, announced new pro bono training for advocates who work with vulnerable witnesses. She said: “Using specific techniques for cross-examination helps vulnerable witnesses to feel more secure and means that they are more likely to give their best and most accurate evidence. That is in the interests of the witnesses themselves and the interests of justice”.
Join The Conversation On Funding For Your Police Service
David Keane, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, is urging residents and businesses across the county to join the conversation on funding for their police service. Between 3 and 24 January 2017, residents and businesses will be able to give their views on whether funding for Cheshire Constabulary should be maintained at current levels or reduced.
Victims' Voice Survey
Have you been a victim of crime in the last 12 months? Do you want to share your views on your experiences of victim services and the police? If so, the Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane is urging you to join the conversation as part of Victims Voice 2017.
Opportunity for young people aged 14-25 to join Cheshire Youth Commission
Following a successful pilot project, Cheshire Youth Commission will be developed and expanded over the coming year in order to allow young people across the communities in Cheshire to inform decisions about policing and crime prevention in the region.