Norfolk victims to be helped with £333,000 grant

Norfolk deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jenny McKibben.
Photo by Simon Finlay. Norfolk deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jenny McKibben. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
6:30 AM

Victims of domestic abuse, rape and hate crimes will be among those to be helped by a £333,000 grant for Norfolk.

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The Norfolk police and crime commissioner’s office has will have its seven chosen projects funded by a Government grant which comes from fines and levies on criminals.

A new video link will be installed in courts in both Norfolk and Suffolk as part of a £36,000 project.

The biggest cash award of £134,500, will pay for advocates to help victims of domestic violence and provide a dedicated court support service in Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn.

The Sue Lambert Trust will also be given £40,000 to help them deal with more rape victims at their Norwich base.

In Suffolk a £245,000 slice of the £12 million cash pot will be spent on extra support for young victims of rape, and those on the receiving end of domestic violence

Ian Sturgess, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Coordinator at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, said: “We are delighted that all seven bids were successful and will be investing this money into services that make a real difference across the county.”

Jenny McKibben, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, says: “This is excellent news for victims and the vulnerable in Norfolk. We are committed to improving support across all victims’ services, helping victims to cope with the impact of crime and recover from the harm they have experienced.”

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore said he hoped that the money would help to improve trust and confidence in the criminal justice system and encourage people to come forward and report crimes.

Victims’ minister Damian Green said: “Victims of crime need and deserve the best possible support to cope with what they have been through. That’s why Government is raising more money than ever before from offenders to fund vital services to help victims move on with their lives.

“The excellent and innovative ideas put forward for this fund show exactly why PCCs are best placed to understand the needs of their local communities and commission the majority of victims’ services. I’ve no doubt they will make a difference to victims up and down the country.”

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