30 Jul APCC Chair welcomes the launch of the Early Intervention Youth Fund
Responding to the launch of the Early Intervention Youth Fund, APCC Chair Mark Burns-Williamson PCC said:
“I welcome this announcement by the Home Office of £22m for the Early Intervention Youth Fund given that it is double what was announced at the recent launch of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy and has taken into account representations made by Police and Crime Commissioners. Tackling serious violence must be a priority for all in policing and community safety, supporting early intervention and prevention work will help reduce the risk that young people become involved in violent crime.
“I am pleased that PCCs will play a key part in helping guide and support how this funding is applied for and used working with local Forces and various groups in developing and submitting applications for funding, in many cases building on existing programmes and good initiatives already in place.”