About the commissioner

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales is the pre-eminent independent voice for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Nicole Jacobs was appointed in 2019 as the first Domestic Abuse Commissioner and was reappointed for her second three-year term in 2022.

The Commissioner’s Role

As an independent statutory body, the Commissioner works to ensure that no matter who you are or where you live there should be a strong and comprehensive response to domestic abuse.

The Commissioner uses statutory powers, which are set out in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, to raise public awareness and hold both agencies and government to account in tackling Domestic Abuse.

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Who we work with and why

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Our aim is to work with as diverse a range of people and organisations with experience of or an interest in domestic abuse as possible. We want their insight and expertise to inform our understanding of the wide spectrum of issues, challenges and concerns facing victims and survivors of domestic abuse and the organisations working with and for them, both at the front-line and strategic levels.

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