From 1 October 2014, the majority of support services for victims will be provided at a local level by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
This will replace the current model where the majority of services for victims are provided at a national level by government.
The transition process towards locally-provided services is currently underway.
The Ministry of Justice is keen to work closely with Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure there is a smooth transition to locally commissioned victims’ services.
Victims’ Services Commissioning Framework
The Victims’ Services Commissioning Framework provides information and advice for PCCs as commissioners of services for victims of crime.
You can see the government's strategy document at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/fil...