|Safer and stronger communities|
Creating safer and stronger communities is an aim for many voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) in
Newcastle CVS continues to work with Safe Newcastle to provide a way for voluntary and community groups to enagage with the Partnership and to give the voluntary and community sector the opportunity to influence Safe Newcastle's plans and strategies and its commissioning and delivery of services.
In 2012 elections took place for the first Police and Crime Commissioners. Vera Baird was elected Northumbria PCC and is accountable for policing across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. Newcastle CVS will work with the PCC and her staff to ensure that Newcastle voluntary and community sector organisations can have a voice in the PCC's decision making.
Working with the criminal justice system to reduce reoffending - conference March 2013
Newcastle CVS’s reducing reoffending event on 7 March 2013 was funded through CLINKS and NAVCA Partnership for Innovation programme. The event was designed to explore the experience of voluntary and community organisations (particularly those working in Newcastle upon Tyne) of delivering services to offenders or ex-offenders; their experience of partnership working and their relationship with public sector bodies commissioning offender management services.
Speakers included Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner; Jan Kelly, Reducing Re-Offending and Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator for Safe Newcastle; and Ian Robson, manager with Northern Learning Trust.