Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has secured £675,996 to steer young people away from violence and make Notts safer.
Commissioner Henry, who has pushed hard for Nottinghamshire to receive its fair share of funding to tackle crime, has successfully bid for more funding to expand the work of the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).
Welcoming the extra funding, Commissioner Henry said: “Nottinghamshire is at the forefront of violence prevention and this funding is clear evidence the Government is supportive of our approach.
“I made it clear to the Home Secretary that there is so much more we can do with further funding and I am delighted she has clearly listened to my case.
“I was honest when I said I would fight hard to get Nottinghamshire the funding it needed to keep our streets safe. I intend to bring more prevention and diversion schemes to Nottinghamshire in the future because they work and change lives.
“Results matter and I want to be a Commissioner who not only listens but delivers measurable success. Every crime, every victim and every neighbourhood matters and I am playing my part to make a difference.”
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