We are pleased and excited to announce that Smile will be working in partnership with Disability First to develop and deliver a new Hate Crime Victim Support Service across Lancashire. The service is being funded by the Police Crime Commissioner, initially for one year with the option for two years.
This builds on the Hate Crime Awareness Programme that Smile developed in 2006 to work one to one with offenders of Hate Crime. The new service provides opportunities to offer mediation and restorative interventions to work with victims and offenders.
The new service represents significant growth for Smile and in addition to receiving funding to provide mediation, Restorative Justice and hate crime interventions.