Victims of crime focus groups

Published: 30 January 2023

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for the Thames Valley will be recommissioning support services for victims later this year. To ensure that victims get the best possible support we would like to get the views from those who have experienced crime on what is and isn’t working currently in support services.

To make this happen, Lisa Ward ( will be running a series of focus groups on behalf of the OPCC. This is the opportunity for victims of crime to tell us what they believe is needed to help people in the local area.

We want to make sure that as many people as possible can take part so during February we are running several focus group sessions online and in person, as well as one on one interviews. Travel expenses to events will be covered and we are offering a voucher for attendees.

We would be grateful if you could help us reach as many people as possible by sharing this opportunity on your channels and with your distribution lists.

Focus group details are:

In Person:

  • High Wycombe - Wednesday 8th February
  • Reading - Friday 10th February
  • Oxford - (Wednesday 15th February)


  • Monday 6th February
  • Thursday 9th February (sexual violence experiences only)

Further information and details on how to register can be found on our website Victim Services consultation - Thames Valley PCC (

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Kind regards

Sarah Stokes

Communications and Engagement Manager

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner