Thursday, July 18, 2024

Justice Minister visits Grays Courts

JUSTICE minister Bridget Prentice was clearly very impressed with the Grays Domestic Violence Courts. Since their inception in April 2007, they have made a real impact into the handling of domestic violence cases in the region.

Some figures are quite shocking: it is well documented that two women per week die as a result of domestic violence but YourThurrock learned during the visit that it often takes a victim 35 incidents before they will make a complaint.

We spoke to Ms Prentice as well as Manager of Thurrock Womens Aid, Erika Jenkins and Clerk of the Court Francis Garland-Collins.


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