News – Home Office – Domestic Abuse Commissioner reappointed for a second term

Nicole Jacobs, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, will continue in her role for a further 3 years.

The Home Secretary has today (18 July 2022) announced the reappointment of Nicole Jacobs as Domestic Abuse Commissioner for a second 3-year term, effective from September 2022, which will run until September 2025.

Appointed in 2019, Ms Jacobs was previously Chief Executive Officer of the charity Standing Together Against Domestic Violence and has more than 2 decades of experience working to tackle domestic abuse.

Home Secretary, Priti Patel said:

Domestic abuse ruins lives and causes enormous suffering. I am committed to doing all that I can to tackle this heinous crime in all its forms, while protecting and supporting victims and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Nicole’s work as Commissioner has been extremely valuable and I look forward to seeing her continue ensuring that the voices of victims and survivors are heard.

Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs said:

I am delighted to be reappointed as the Domestic Abuse Commissioner. I look forward to building on the work that my office has already started to improve domestic abuse provision for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse across England and Wales. I am proud of all that we have achieved, and we are now in a strong position in the next 3 years to achieve real change.

As set out in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner is an independent voice that champions the voices of victims and survivors, engaging those with lived experience to help shape government policy and make recommendations on what more can be done to tackle domestic abuse. The Commissioner will use her statutory powers, which are set out in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, to raise public awareness and hold both agencies and government to account in tackling domestic abuse.

The government is committed to continue working with Ms Jacobs in delivering its cross-government Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan, which was published on 30 March 2022.

The plan sets out an investment of over £230 million and will seek to transform the whole of society’s response to prevent offending in the first place, support victims and pursue perpetrators, as well as to strengthen the necessary systems and processes to deliver these goals.

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