Government Offices make a regional contribution to the Government’s aim to build a safe, just and tolerant society, protect the public and ensure the balance between the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities is properly maintained. Government Offices also deliver the four key themes of the National Drug Strategy.
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We work closely with the 40 Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
(CDRPs) and the nine Drug Action Teams (DATs) in the region, providing a
link between them and central government. The overall objective of the
partnerships is to reduce crime, fear of crime, anti-social behaviour and
drug-related crime. We support improvements in the performance of the CDRPs
and DATs and oversee the closer working and possible merger of the
The Safer and Stronger Communities Directorate in the Government Office for
the East Midlands (GOEM) is responsible for the delivery of the
regional element of the Government's national crime reduction
strategy Cutting Crime.
Working in partnership with key partners including the National Offender
Management Service (NOMS), National Treatment Agency (NTA) and Youth
Justice Board (YJB), GOEM provides the link between national and local
delivery of PSAs 23 Make communities safer and 25 Reduce the harm caused by
alcohol and illegal drugs.
We look to:
- strengthen national policies by providing advice on regional and local
circumstances and implementation, particularly in respect of alcohol and
the Assessment of Policing and Community Safety (APACS), with a supporting
role on neighbourhood policing.
- integrate regional strategies, particularly those relating to crime
reduction, offender management, substance misuse and criminal
justice. In addition we also look to ensure that other regional
strategies, including those relating to young people and social exclusion,
take due account of community safety issues.
- drive local delivery through Local Area Agreements (LAAs) and Crime and
Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs). We seek to promote
more effective local partnership working and delivery through the adoption
of the Hallmarks of Effective Partnership and use of APACS, targeting our
support on those areas that are face the greatest challenges.