12 March 2020
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) will invest more than £90 million to make our streets safer, improve community sentences and support victims of rape and domestic abuse after the Chancellor announced new funding in yesterday's Budget.
Nearly £70 million will go towards toughening community sentences – including the use of new technology such as alcohol monitoring sobriety tags and GPS location tracking.
A further £15 million will help improve the support available for rape victims – such as the recruitment of more Independent Sexual Violence Advisers who help guide victims through the justice system.
£5 million will help fund a pilot of new integrated domestic abuse courts which consider family and criminal matters in parallel – providing more consistent support for victims.