A bunch of initiatives on the Isle of Wight to help tackle local priorities in preventing offending, protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims have been given a boost thanks to grants from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane.
Eleven projects have been announced (see below) with varying levels of grants from the PCC to help tackle crime on the Isle of Wight.
Mr Lane said:
“Working with local teams on the Island is key to my ability to target Island priorities and support better outcomes for local residents.”
|Age UKIW||We will raise awareness and develop practical solutions|
to enable victims of homophobic/trans-phobic/bi-phobic
hate crime feel protected and supported.
|Isle of Wight Youth Offending|
|Break4Change is a therapeutic program aimed at|
working restoratively with BOTH the parent and child to
deal with adolescent to parent violence.
|Revive Newport||We will provide a youth cafe for young people with a|
range of social activities and support services, alongside
a five-day/week detached service, with youth workers
working with young people at town centre locations
identified by the police and council.
|South Wight Area Youth|
|To establish and develop caring and nurturing|
relationships with 10-18 years old in the South Wight
rural communities and to empower them to make
positive and healthy choices in all area of their lives.
providing youth activities and Family support.
|Isle of Wight (IOW) Youth|
Offending Team ( YOT)
|Provision of YCP work within the Isle of Wight IOW YOT,|
working with children and young people (age 10-17) at
risk of offending and entering the Criminal Justice
System, or are exiting it and require longer term
|Aurora New Dawn (Hampshire, Isle|
|Stalking Advocacy linked to the Hampshire Stalking Clinic|
and to the wider National Multi Agency Stalking
Interventions Programme (MASIP) with the Suzy
Lamplugh Trust, Metropolitan Police and Cheshire
|Aurora New Dawn (Hampshire, Isle|
|Advocacy to support vulnerable victims of cyber crime|
including sextortion, revenge porn and romance fraud.
|Hampshire Cultural Trust (Hampshire, Isle|
|Creating Change is an arts intervention designed for|
HIOW CRC Women's Centres to inspire positive change
on women offenders' journeys towards desistance. The
8-week programme will be delivered to five groups,
positively influencing 60 vulnerable and at-risk women
|SSAFA Hampshire (Hampshire, Isle|
|To prevent reoffending through the provision of|
material support, secure housing and debt advice, to
applicants and their families.
|Changing Tunes (Hampshire, Isle|
|Weekly group music workshops at HMP Albany,|
Parkhurst and Winchester, leading to performances and
recordings. Ex-prisoners attend fortnightly music
workshops, regular one-to-one mentoring and perform
at Hampshire venues/events. Ex-offenders will also be
signposted to additional musical initiatives in the
|Barnardo's (Hampshire, Isle|
|Be Safe will provide direct support to children and|
families and work with partners to develop a coordinated approach to safeguarding children identified
as the victims of CCE across the Hampshire Police area,
whilst raising awareness across the wider workforce.
PCC: Keeping people safer must be shared
Michael Lane said,
“Keeping people safer is not just a matter for policing but one that must be shared. It is just as much about tackling the root causes of crime as tackling the crime itself and its consequences.
“Reducing offending, supporting victims and protecting the vulnerable, are an absolute priority and sit appropriately alongside enabling effective operational policing.
“Targeted support for community projects not only helps improve the lives of individuals, it also helps to reduce demand and pressure on policing; enabling officers to focus on their core role of investigating and detecting crime, pursuing offenders and bringing them to justice.”