8 October, 2021

More funding to continue successful partnership working to address abusive behaviours in North Yorkshire & York

The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has secured over £300,000 in additional funding from the Home Office Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Interventions Fund.

Over half a million pounds has already been invested into developing an innovative ‘whole system approach’ to addressing abusive behaviours in partnership with North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, Foundation UK, Humankind, IDAS and Respect.

This additional funding will allow us to continue to offer specialist support to perpetrators to stop their abusive behaviour, alongside addressing any wider health and social care needs which may otherwise be a barrier to effective behaviour change.

In addition, over £900,000 has been secured from the Ministry of Justice National Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) & Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Fund to increase the number of local specialist support workers for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse.

A further £253,863 was awarded by the Ministry of Justice and distributed by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner earlier this year to local organisations who support victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse throughout North Yorkshire and the City of York.