Community Safety Fund

In 2018/19, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) maintained a Community Safety budget of ยฃ3 million, of which ยฃ2.7 million was given in grants to county and unitary councils in the Thames Valley area, and ยฃ0.3 million was used to fund Thames Valley-wide and other priority service initiatives.

The local authorities have used their grant allocations to invest in the following services and initiatives:

  • Youth offending including youth restorative justice, intervention work with young offenders and participation in youth crime prevention projects: £922,222
  • Substance misuse including Drug Alcohol Action Team services, treatment for offenders (including rehab), staff training in early intervention, prison link workers: £608,562
  • Domestic abuse (DA) including outreach support, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates, DA champions, school productions to inform them about DA at home: £427,394
  • Young people, including crime prevention, safeguarding and diversionary activities: £222,300
  • Anti-social behaviour, including ASB officers, dealing with complaints and an ASB diversionary programme in schools and community groups: £175,644
  • Hidden harm activities including modern slavery, human exploitation and safeguarding intervention: £106,498
  • Integrated offender management: £68,670
  • Miscellaneous activities covering a raft of different initiatives and activities: £200,821

The £0.3 million fund retained has been used to provide:

  • Domestic violence (DV) perpetrator programmes: £112,318
  • Reducing re-offending projects: £75,584
  • Youth, gangs and exploitation projects: £34,437
  • An elders abuse project: £25,212
  • A contribution to GPS tagging project: £25,000
  • Night vision equipment and ‘Automatic Number Plate Recognition’ (ANPR) cameras for Thames Valley Police: £33,269
  • Other miscellaneous initiatives, including contributions to Crimestoppers, evaluation of Judge Sheridan’s proposal for DA courts and Modus software (£44,552)

Details of previous years' funding can be found in the Annual Reports.

 

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