Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today chair a meeting of the government’s Crime and Justice Taskforce to discuss further steps to protect women and girls and make sure our streets are safe.
The meeting will be attended by ministers, senior police officers and representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Ahead of the meeting the Prime Minister said:
On the agenda for today’s meeting will be:
- The strategy on Violence against Women and Girls – It is right the Government listen to the powerful experiences of people across the country which is why we reopened our survey to inform this work. Since it launched again on Friday evening it has already had 53,000 responses.
- Government work on securing Safer Streets – The Government say they re already working with forces on local schemes, backed up by £25m, to help prevent crime, such as increased street lighting and CCTV. They will look at how this work can further help to make the streets safer for women.
- Rape prosecutions and the Criminal Justice System – The Government are conducting an in-depth review into the criminal justice system from end to end when it comes to rape and sexual assault. Every part of the criminal justice system has to play its role in bringing perpetrators to justice and better supporting victims.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
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