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Recently, the Government awarded Essex £1.1 million to tackle violent crime. This further funding is on top of the £1.16 million received during the current financial year. In Essex we are working hard to tackle violence in our communities and are well ahead of other areas of the country. We have already created a Violence and Vulnerability Unit, which this funding supports, and have invested in a range of activities for young people at risk and strengthened our enforcement activities.
The additional funding came after Essex was awarded £664,000 from the Home Office’s Early Intervention Youth Fund in November 2018 to tackle the complex issues of serious violence, youth exploitation and gangs. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner provided £200,000 and Essex County Council has also allocated £500,000 to support the work.