Projects benefits from PCC cash
A restorative justice scheme and substance misuse support services are to benefit from Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens’ £2.4 million community safety fund to tackle crime and disorder.
The funding comes from the community safety grant previously allocated to local authorities.
The majority was allocated in May, however £10,114 remained un-allocated in Somerset and £38,645 in South Gloucestershire.
Ms Mountstevens said: “I am delighted to be able to provide funding for a Community Restorative Justice Panel in Somerset and substance misuse support service in South Gloucestershire.
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“I am hugely in favour of restorative justice and community justice panels in particular, as they have been proven to have more impact on an offender than a prison sentence or a court punishment alone.
“Throughout my time as police and crime commissioner there have been many discussions regarding restorative justice and I have some strong views on this.
“I believe that restorative justice has to be victim-led as the offender is brought face to face with the victim.
“But I really think it is the way forward as the offender sees the consequences of their actions as it often changes their future behaviour.
“I have been really pleased with the relationship we have built with the community safety partnerships and I look forward to continue working together for the best outcomes for our communities.”