Project to support women in custody across Norfolk secures three year MOJ funding

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A bid to expand a ground-breaking initiative launched by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) earlier in the year has received further support from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

The WONDER Project, which offers support to women in police custody to help them turn their lives around, has secured funding to extend its services across the county beyond its 12 month pilot.

Thanks to a new three-year MOJ funding award, the PCC will be inviting bids from organisations wanting to deliver the expansion of the Project - not only geographically, to cover all rural and urban areas of Norfolk, but also beyond Norfolk's custody facilities.

Over the next four years, WONDER will work across the whole criminal justice system, engaging with women receiving non-custodial sentences or out of court disposals, those involved in community resolutions, and also those attending county, magistrates and family courts.


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