The UK Government has announced funding of £2.5 million for community services which support women at risk of being drawn into crime in England and Wales. Directors of each regional probation area will be able to assess which types of services are most needed to tackle the root causes of offending, and make funding recommendations to the Ministry of Justice.
This might include services such as:
• domestic abuse support
• drug and alcohol rehabilitation
• work with particular ethnic minorities or specific ages ranges
Funding will be awarded later this year to support services when lockdown measures due to the coronavirus have been eased.
Funding can be used to cover core costs such as:
The funding announcement builds on investment already awarded under the government’s Female Offender Strategy.
Application details will be made available in due course.