Vera Baird

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The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

Case for increased local control over criminal justice made in new report supported by Vera Baird QC 15th December 2016

A new report from the think tank Governup will argue that top-down reform of criminal justice has failed and will argue for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and directly elected Mayors to be given greater power over youth justice,...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner backs “scrap the fee” campaign 9th December 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is offering her support to a domestic abuse campaign urging GP’s to “scrap the fee” for a domestic abuse doctor’s note. Domestic abuse victims applying for legal aid to have their...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders. On Wednesday morning it was announced that the Home Secretary is to introduce new stalking protection orders which will help protect...

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Commissioner Baird Calls for Action 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is calling on the government to deliver an increase in the minimum price of alcohol and to reduce the drink drive limit. The Commissioner has this week written to MPs in...

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Government must take action – the Femicide Census. 7th December 2016

The Femicide census is the first detailed analysis of deadly male violence against women in England and Wales and the figures show that more action must be taken. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has called on...

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