This week marks International Restorative Justice Week which sees events take place all over the globe from 19-25 November to raise awareness and promote the benefits of restorative justice (RJ).
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne has secured £890,616 from the government’s Early Intervention Youth Fund to help steer local young people away from a life of crime and inject positive youth projects back into the communities.
Following a recent report from the Home Office which published figures on the national decrease in arrests, Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne will be questioning the Chief Constable on what the report highlighted for Sussex.
Rural Crime Day of Action
Today marks the National Rural Crime Day of Action. So, what actions are being taken by Sussex Police to keep our rural communities safe?
Last week, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne held a discussion on local policing in East Grinstead. It was an opportunity for residents to raise particular issues and the improvements they would like to see made.
Police Pension Scheme Revaluation
HM Treasury (HMT) undertake valuations of the public service pension schemes every four years to ensure that the full costs of the schemes are understood by the Government. This is the first time that a full assessment of the pension schemes has been undertaken since the Government introduced the new pension scheme of governance including local pension boards in 2015.
I welcome the Strategy to Combat Serious Organised Crime that the Security Minister has launched, following the recommendations in this year’s National Security Capability Review to create a co-ordinated and more effective whole system response across local police forces and national agencies.
Independent charity Crimestoppers is supporting a campaign this week that appeals for information from the local pubic, which is being led by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s office.
On National Anti-Slavery Day this week, Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne will be questioning the Chief Constable on one of the several forms of modern slavery currently happening in Sussex - County Lines.
This week criminal justice consultancy Crest Advisory held a panel discussion in London to launch their latest report, developed in partnership with IT business and consulting services provider CGI, identifying ways to address the 21st century challenges to tackling domestic abuse.