West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will receive £8.4 Million in funding across 2021/22. The funding is to ensure the PCC deliver services that will reduce crime and support victims of crime.
Where Will Funding Go?
There are three key strands to the funding:
- 5.4m for the PCC Community Safety Fund (CSF)
- £2.8m for victims and witnesses from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
- £180k for the Partnership Executive Group (PEG) fund.
The fund will provide a range of support. Including support for tackling sexual violence and domestic abuse. In addition, the funding will help restorative justice processes and witness care.
Supporting Victims at the Heart of Policing
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson OBE said: “To achieve the priorities and outcomes in my recently refreshed Police and Crime Plan, I have commissioned a number of different providers to help with the delivery of services, which benefit the communities across West Yorkshire.
“Supporting victims is at the very heart of this work and we have been able to identify the services, programmes and partnerships that are most effective in delivering this locally.”
He continued, “To be able to apportion a further £8.4m into victim orientated services for 2021/22 means we can continue in our concerted partnership efforts to bring about fewer victims and provide enhanced support.”
Lastly, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE added: “By helping to shape the national agenda and providing the right level of finances on a very local level, I believe we can lead from the front in West Yorkshire, ‘keeping people safe and feeling safe’, which has been our joint vision since becoming PCC in 2012.”