Jill Page – Individual Award Nominee – 2012

Jill Page was a key member of Women Against Violence Against Women. She influenced policy locally and nationally with police and government on domestic violence. She is also a long standing member of Justice for Women.

Jill Page also, as part of the media sub group, challenged police and press attitudes to women during and after the time of the Yorkshire Ripper. She campaigned and gave speeches.

She set up Leeds Interagency Project (LIAP) on Violence Against Women based on the research of Jalna Hanmer. This was the first such interagency project in the UK. As councillor and chair of LIAP Jill influenced policy and training on domestic violence locally and nationally initially in police and government. LIAP set up the first domestic violence courts and a support service for women who had experienced domestic violence going through the civil or criminal justice system. This became the model for the current Independent Domestic Violence Advocates. Once she retired from the council Jill volunteered as one of those advocates.