In this episode, the team discusses the launch of the new tagging scheme that is being launched in the East and West Midlands, to protect victims of abuse from perpetrators when released from prison.
The new scheme enforces perpetrators to wear electronic monitoring tags upon their release from prison to help reduce the risk posed to victims at risk of being abused by them.
More widely, the introduction of the domestic abuse tagging pilot is part of the government’s wider monitoring programme which was extended in 2021 to include two world-first projects, tagging thieves, burglars and robbers using location data to pin them to the scenes of further crimes and imposing alcohol monitoring tags on offenders’ post-custody.
Should an individual breach their licence conditions, such as entering an exclusion zone or breaching a curfew, then the offender faces going back behind bars.
The abuse team at Hugh James has many years of experience in successfully representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse.