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Research project for victims of crime not pursuing a criminal justice route

31 Oct 2016 - 15:28 by michelle.foster

The European Directive 2012 requires that all victims of crime have access to appropriate support, regardless of whether they choose to pursue a Criminal Justice System (CJS) course. To ensure that appropriate support is available, it is necessary to establish the needs of non-CJS route victims; the services currently available to them both within Greater Manchester and nationally; the gaps in service availability versus the demand and any opportunities for improvements in services that are available. Non-CJS victims are not an easily accessible cohort, there are no guaranteed points of contact and little is known about the needs and circumstances of victims who do not report their experience to the Police. 

New Economy, on behalf of the Greater Manchester Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is seeking to commission an appropriate organisation or individual to complete a research paper that will identify the current points of access to non-CJS victims in Greater Manchester, the demand for these services and in an appropriate way assess need, the required service and access requirements. By linking to and incorporating the learning and recommendations from local analysis, the research will be strongly influenced by the voice of the victim and demonstrate a specific link to victims of domestic violence who do not report to the police. In addition to the production of the research report, the successful bidder will use the key findings and recommendations to develop a strategic plan that will detail strategic commissioning and monitoring options to best meet the need of the non-CJS victims.

A maximum of £40,000 will be provided for this project. Bidders will be invited to a dialogue event where there will be an opportunity to present the proposal for the research and strategic plan. A full and formal proposal will be requested of you following the dialogue event, so respond to this tender with a short summary only.

Summaries should be no longer than one side of A4 and should give basic details of how you would approach each of the issues listed above and should be emailed to: david.ottiwell@neweconomymanchester.com no later than Friday 18 November 2016, 5pm.

Successful applicants must be available to present their proposal at a dialogue event on the 25 November 2016.

For further information, visit: http://neweconomymanchester.com/about-us/tenders

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