Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Sir Clive Loader, has announced that he intends to allocate an additional £1 million to boost his commissioning budget and ensure that he can prioritise prevention and early intervention initiatives over the next three years.
Sir Clive’s Police and Crime Plan lays out very clearly his commitment to the prevention agenda, especially early intervention. Key areas he will be looking at include:
· Intervening to stop young people entering the criminal justice system: reducing the likelihood that they will reoffend and intervening when there are reasons why it is difficult for them to leave the criminal justice system and develop a more positive lifestyle
· Working with partners to divert repeat offenders out of the criminal justice system and to sustain positive lifestyle changes
· Supporting and commissioning interventions with partners around reducing mental health and incidents relating to vulnerability, to prevent later escalation of issues
· Supporting and commissioning partnership work around proactive preventative interventions related to reducing the number of missing persons reports received by the Police, of which the majority relate to children and young people
Sir Clive said:
“This additional funding allows me to invest now to make communities and neighbourhoods safer, and to prevent crime from happening in the first place. I am confident that, in collaboration with partners (who I also expect to play their part, not least via their own matching funding streams), we can bring about the changes described in my Police and Crime Plan.
“I will invest over three years with the expectation that there is a positive, efficient and effective impact starting now and continuing in the years to come. I am keen that we work together to deliver positive outcomes.”
Sir Clive will be announcing his commissioning intentions, including the total funds available, in June. In anticipation of the interest that he expects from potential providers, he will be holding an event on Monday 24 June to explain how he will be using his commissioning budget and how attendees can better prepare themselves to apply for funding opportunities as they become available.
Potential providers of innovative solutions keen to contribute to his agenda and secure funding should register their interest in the above event in order to receive further information when it becomes available. This can be done by clicking here.
Posted on Monday 9th May 2016