Commissioning and Partnership Services

The Commissioning and Partnership team administers a budget of £4,058,000 which includes ring-fenced national grant funding and locally allocated spending.

£3,431,000 contributes towards services provided by third parties with the remaining budget funding in-house services, commissioning and contract management activity.

The team work collaboratively with local Criminal Justice partners, pooling funding and co-commissioning services to maximise impact on individuals and local communities.

Services are aligned to the priorities set out in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, with a particular focus on the prevention of crime and supporting the vulnerable:

  • Prevention activity is centred around local communities making funding available to local District and Parish Councils to undertake target hardening activity and enable communities to access funds to prevent crime and reduce re-offending through the Community Fund and Community Safety Services Fund. The team also work with the Youth Commission to give young people a voice in the Criminal Justice system and influence service design and spending decisions
  • Working with health partners and local authorities ensures that targeted interventions are available to support vulnerable people. These include contributions to substance misuse services and longer-term support for individuals with complex needs, including the Women’s Wellness Centre in York, which takes a whole-system approach to supporting vulnerable women. The team have introduced mental health professionals to the Force Control Room to help field calls involving people in mental distress.
  • The In-House the Supporting Victims team assess the support needs of victims of crime and refers them to specialist advisory services in line with the Victim’s Code. The Commissioning and Partnerships team also co-commission specialist support for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, provide community based counselling services to help victims overcome the impact of crime, and offer victims the opportunity to engage with perpetrators through Restorative Justice.
  • Since 2016, the Commissioning and Partnerships team have been working with regional and national initiatives to develop the evidence base for new and innovative initiatives that seek to break the cycle of re-offending. The Domestic Abuse – A Whole System’s Approach (DAWSA) project supports victims of domestic abuse throughout the Criminal Justice process and takes a multi-agency approach to dealing with perpetrators, so that a lasting impact can be achieved. The team have also worked with the Community Rehabilitation Company on a pilot to electronically tag and monitor enforced alcohol abstinence, so that alcohol-induced re-offending can be addressed during a period of sobriety.

Commissioning and Partnerships Team

Jenni Newberry – Head of Commissioning and Partnerships Team

Jenni leads the Commissioning and Partnerships Team, to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.

Wendy Green – Commissioning and Partnerships Manager

Wendy supports the Head of Commissioning and Partnerships to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.

Nicole Hutchinson – Commissioning and Partnerships Manager

Nicole supports the Head of Commissioning and Partnerships to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.

Sally Lynch – Commissioning and Partnerships Manager

Sally supports the Head of Commissioning and Partnerships to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.

Vacancy – Commissioning and Partnerships Manager

The Commissioning and Partnerships Manager supports the Head of Commissioning and Partnerships to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.

Sarah Arnott – Commissioning and Partnerships Manager

Sarah supports the Head of Commissioning and Partnerships to develop and deliver commissioning/procurement processes, in the creation and development of services, which support victims, offenders and communities across North Yorkshire.