PFCC welcomes Essex County Council’s continued investment in tackling drug driven violence
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said:
“On behalf of the Violence and Vulnerability Partnership I want to say thank you to Essex County Council for their generous and continued commitment to tackling violence within our communities.
“Their investment of £500,000 will directly help continue our fight to tackle drug driven violence in our County and help us support children, young people and their families through early intervention work and targeted support programmes.
“Reducing drug driven violence and protecting vulnerable people are priorities in our Police and Crime Plan. They are also important to the people of Essex who want to make sure young people and vulnerable people are protected and violence is removed from our communities.
“The work of the Violence and Vulnerability Partnership also supports our shared approach to Levelling Up across Essex – particularly around commitments to children and families. These include strengthening family resilience and stability, improving the safety of young people – including addressing issues of violence and vulnerability – improving outcomes for vulnerable children, and addressing inequalities affecting children and families.
“By working together and sharing the common goal of building safe and secure communities we can tackle violence, support our young people and create a County where we can all have prosperous and fulfilling lives”