Proposals for the Hate Crime Reduction Strategy

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 92
Date signed: 
24 August 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

In line with the Police and Crime Plan 2013/16, MOPAC has developed a Hate Crime Reduction Strategy (HCRS) for London. The Strategy identifies a number of key actions to be taken forward with partners and where appropriate these have been aligned to MOPAC’s victims’ commissioning strategy. As such, a total of £600,000 has been approved by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime from within the victims’ budget to support the delivery of the related Hate Crime Reduction Strategy actions (see DMPCD 2015 46). This decision seeks approval for the delivery of two pilot schemes: the hate crime victims advocates and the hate crime reporting app (as detailed in the Hate Crime Reduction Strategy) against £275,000 of the agreed budget as detailed below.

Recommendation

That the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is asked to:
1. approve £100,000 for delivery of the hate crime app pilot to be awarded through a direct award of grant as described in section 2;
2. approve £175,000 for the delivery of the hate crime advocates pilot scheme as described in section 3; and
3. delegate authority to sign the individual grant agreements related to the work described in sections 3 and 4 to the Chief Operating Officer.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

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