Specialist Domestic Violence Courts

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0543
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2013-17 states that MOPAC will "review the availability of Specialist Domestic Violence Courts in London…to ensure minimum standards and consistent good practice across London". When can we expect this review to report? Further to MQ 2012/3370, will you work to support increased provision of SDVCs across London?

Answer

Answer for Specialist Domestic Violence Courts

Answer for Specialist Domestic Violence Courts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC is working with the CPS to review Specialist Domestic Violence Courts in London, including their locations and effectiveness. It is anticipated that the review as detailed in the strategy will be complete by mid-2014. At this point the VAWG panel will consider the findings and whether increased provision is required to ensure good practice across London.