Two safeguarding projects designed to protect victims of violence in Derbyshire have won Government funding through a successful bid by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles.
Part of the £12.5 million Ministry of Justice Competed Fund, Derbyshire’s award amounts to £99,500. Of that sum, £60,000 will be spent on technological devices for protecting victims at high risk of serious domestic violence. The remaining £39,500 will help to finance a video interview suite in the north of the county for victims of serious sexual violence.
“Both of these projects meet my priorities for protecting lives, bringing offenders to justice, helping victims cope with the impact of crime, preventing further harm and promoting recovery,” Mr Charles said.