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The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has awarded £31.55 million to PCCs to provide victims’ support services from 1 October 2014 in their local areas.
MOJ has allocated the funding using a simple and transparent population based formula. The breakdown of funding is as follows:
£24 million for victims’ services
£6.25 million for restorative justice (this sum is not ring-fenced)
£1.3 million to support victims of sexual /domestic violence (this sum is not ring-fenced)
MOJ invited PCCs to compete for additional funding in April 2014 to help support victims in the priority categories:
victims of the most serious crimes
persistently targeted victims
victims who are vulnerable or intimidated
The results of the competitive process were announced on 3 July 2014, with £12.5m being allocated to successful PCCs.