Historically the Ministry for Justice (MOJ) has provided funding to My Sisters Place for the provision of a full time senior IDVA post.
From 1 October 2014, funding for victims of crime was transferred to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to commission services locally.
Following a review of commissioned services, it was recommended that the PCC continue to fund services previously funded by the MOJ until 31 March 2015. This was agreed (Decision Ref 54 – 2014).
Furthermore, the need for IDVA provision to support high-risk victims across the Cleveland area is vital in safeguarding victims.
It has therefore been agreed to continue grant funding for a further 12 months from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.
The IDVA Service will be available to victims of domestic abuse across Cleveland. It is part of the network of IDVAs funded or part-funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner.