Anna Ditta – Individual Award Nominee – 2014

Anna experienced domestic violence for many years and the police response to her calls was unhelpful and meant that she stayed in the violent home because she felt that she had no other choices. Anna contacted Wycombe Women’s Aid asking for help. Through the help they gave her, her confidence and self-esteem grew and she bravely used her story to expose the failings of the police response to calls of domestic violence. Over a series of eight sessions Anna told her story to at least 250 officers. This has had a positive influence not only on the officers who attend domestic violence call outs, but also their supervisors who have changed the way they supervise officers because of Anna’s story.