Cash boost for Devon help service

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A service which helps women in Devon who at risk of breaking the law has been given a government cash boost. 

It is one of four organisations in the South West and 38 across the country to receive a share of £2million so their vital work to steer women away from crime can continue. 

The funding comes as the government reiterates its commitment to reduce the number of women in custody and improve conditions for those serving time. 

The Women’s Centre, formerly known as the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, are a specialist provider of services for women and girls who have experienced any form of Sexual Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse and/or Domestic Abuse at any point in their lives. 

It is based in Cornwall but also works with women across Devon and Dorset through Open Project which helps women in the Criminal Justice System or who are at risk of offending.