13 Apr 2022

Today (13.04.22), Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn is in Ceredigion as part of a community engagement day, where he will meet with several key partners, service providers, and members of the public.

As part of the community engagement day, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn will visit Aberystwyth University to observe and experience a virtual reality tool they have created around domestic abuse. 

PCC Llywelyn will also be visiting the Aberystwyth Justice Centre to visit the pre-trial Witness Suite and Court as well as meeting some of the staff that offer support to help witnesses give best evidence.

As well as visiting some of his Commissioned Services, DDAS, who provide substance misuse support service for adults, and New Pathways who provide rape crisis and sexual abuse support services, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn will also visit a property offered through his Integrated Offender Management Housing pilot scheme in Ceredigion – a project that is providing vital emergency rehab support to offenders.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said; “Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence is an issue that is more relevant now than ever before, and one which we must act quickly to address.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to visit Aberystwyth University today and look forward to learn more about their domestic abuse virtual reality tool, and then also catch-up with some of my commissioned services in the Ceredigion area for key updates.

“I will also be linking in with Dyfed-Powys Police’s Integrated Offender Management Officers to see the positive impact the housing pilot project I have funded over the last year. The project has proved to be hugely beneficial to a number of offenders, all of which have had complex needs.

“The project has brought agencies together, and provided the offender the focus to rehabilitate. To date, none of the offenders have gone on to commit further offending which is just one of the positives of this project, and I look forward to learn more about the successful outcomes.”



Further information:

Gruff Ifan

Policy and Engagement Advisor