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PCC awards over £2.6m to help communities tackle crime and support victims

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Over £2.6m helping to tackle crime, support victims and reduce re-offending

Grants of over £2.6 million to help tackle crime, support victims and reduce re-offending have been awarded by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

Across Avon and Somerset, 56 initiatives were allocated funding from the £2,669,868 including The Riverside Youth Project, Green House counselling service, Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and Somerset Community Justice Panel.

Ms Mountstevens said: "Working closely with community safety partners I am delighted with what has been achieved the past year. I feel a real impact has been made on the Police and Crime Plan priorities and the growth of strong relationships have helped deliver our shared aim of making the communities of Avon and Somerset feel safe and be safe.

"The £2.6 million funding this year will continue to nurture and develop both existing and new local projects. A continued focus for partners and the Constabulary will be restorative justice and transforming victims’ services and this funding will make a real difference in those areas."

The total funding is a culmination of the Community Safety Grant and recent Ministry of Justice funding of £374,717.00. The grants will be paid to local authorities to commission work through Community Safety Partnerships, Youth Offending Team and Drugs and Alcohol Action Teams.

The PCC will continue to work closely with local community safety partners to ensure the fund helps local agencies to work together to protect vulnerable people, provide better services for communities and limit the impact of tightening budgets.

To see all the projects and initiatives that have received funding across Avon and Somerset here.

Posted on Monday 28th July 2014
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