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PCC funds mcch's hate crime project

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31/03/2017 09:42:00

We are delighted to be awarded a grant from the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner for our Jigsaw hate crime project.

Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has awarded more than £500,000 to 15 organisations which provide specialist support to victims of crimes in Kent. We are receiving £48,170 to help fund our Jigsaw hate crime project.

We will be making more people aware of disability hate crimes through training, improved reporting of crimes and better understanding of how to support victims. Our work can continue to help people across Kent and will now expand our work with schools, providing support to pupils and helping education providers to become crime reporting hubs.

Photo of LouiseLouise has been a victim of hate crime and has been talking about her experiences through the Jigsaw project: “I’ve dealt with the Police for many years and doing this project has helped me to understand their job and the importance of working together to help victims. Talking to groups about my personal experiences of hate crime has really improved my confidence and hopefully helps people to understand more about autism and learning disabilities.”

Matthew Scott visited our offices on 30 March during World Autism Awareness Week.

He said: "In my new plan, Safer in Kent: The Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan, I make a cast iron commitment to support all victims of crime and abuse. I’ve also made mental health one of the guiding principles behind the plan so I’m delighted to be here today to meet with the Jigsaw Project team and hear about the work they’ve been doing."
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