Empowering Communities to Tackle Crime

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you know about Horizons Plus - a dynamic and challenging reoffending programme that combines innovative therapeutic sessions and accredited work based learning courses to transform offending behaviours, build confidence and skills in partnership with Hackney Community College? The importance of these initiatives cannot be understated. What will your administration do to help and support these groups?


Answer for Empowering Communities to Tackle Crime

Answer for Empowering Communities to Tackle Crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC is fully committed to engaging with statutory partners, the voluntary and community sector and other partners to reduce reoffending. MOPAC has committed £72m through the London Crime Prevention Fund to deliver a wide range of crime and community safety programmes across London over the next four years. The new LCPF approach has safeguarded and supported local community safety and prevention services while also enabling us to collectively achieve more through co-commissioning than would otherwise be possible under the previous model. In 2017/18 £16.6 m of this funding will go directly to boroughs to invest in those areas which they feel have the greatest impact in reducing crime and reoffending. A significant proportion of that funding goes to the voluntary and community sector. I have also recently launched the co-commissioning fund which supports cross-borough and cross-sector initiatives. Further information can be found at https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/mayors-office-policing-and-crime-mopac/community-safety/crime-prevention/london-crime-prevention-fund.