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PFCC welcomes £130.5m to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime

PFCC welcomes £130.5m to tackle serious violence, murder and knife crime

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Chair of the Violence and Vulnerability Board, welcomed this funding, announced by the Home Office today.
He said: “Violence has no place in our society. We must tackle violence at its root cause and work with the public and partners to create the safe and secure communities we all want, and which allow all of us to flourish and prosper. We have brought together this partnership to ensure that public agencies including the emergency services work together with community bodies in an effective public health approach to these crimes, through early intervention and protecting vulnerable people. This money will make a real difference to that work and validates the success of our approach so far.

“Protecting children and vulnerable people from harm and tackling gangs and serious violence are priorities in our Police and Crime Plan and they are important to the people of Essex who want to make sure their young people are protected and that violent activity is removed from our communities.

“The extra funding for domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, on top of the money announced last week, is also warmly welcomed. Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse is also a priority. Putting interventions in place to change behaviours will help to prevent these awful crimes from happening. It’s so important and will make such a difference.”

The Home Office announcement is available here.

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