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Government to fund new victim support service at King’s Lynn court

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

Government cash will be used to set up a new support service for domestic violence victims at Lynn magistrates.

The project is one of several initiatives which will be financed by a £315,000 Ministry of Justice grant to the office of Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The largest slice, more than £134,000, will help fund a number of projects designed to help people suffering from the effects of domestic abuse.

An independent domestic violence advice (IDVA) service will be set up at both the Lynn court, in College Lane, and the court in Yarmouth to support individual victims.

And a child advocacy service will also be set up in response to the increasing number of teenagers relying on such support.

Deputy PCC Jenny McKibben said: “This is excellent news for victims and the vulnerable in Norfolk. We are committed to improving support across all victims’ services, helping victims to cope with the impact of crime and recover from the harm they have experienced.”

 

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