FiLiA meets: Nicole Jacobs

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Nicole Jacobs has been named as government’s designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Nicole has been the CEO of charity Standing Together Against Domestic Violence for the last 6 years and has more than 25 years’ experience supporting women subjected to abuse.  During her career, Nicole has worked in a number of roles, including a frontline practitioner, in senior operational and management roles, and as a trainer and strategic leader.

The role of Domestic Abuse Commissioner will lead on driving improvements on the response to domestic abuse in the UK, championing victims and making recommendations on what more should be done to better protect victims and bring more offenders to justice

Nicole said “It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as the first Commissioner and I intend to raise the voices of victims and survivors of all ages, status and background and ensure that we shine a light on practice that fails them.”

The news was warmly welcomed by the sector with messages of support praising her leadership, integrity, ability to listen and ability to raise the voices of survivors.

FiLiA is delighted to welcome such a great feminist to the role.