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Working together for safer neighbourhoods

Updated: 23 Jul 2017
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Partnerships with agencies from both the voluntary and public sector, have been formed across our 35 local offices, at an area level and central level to deal with community safety issues and concerns about anti social behaviour.  These partnerships include the implementation of initiatives to prevent and tackle community safety problems.
When dealing with cases of anti social behaviour, we recognise the key role other organisations can play, not only in addressing the behaviour, but in focusing on the underlying causes of the behaviour.
The following are a list ofI organisations we work with :
Organisation Responsibilities
Action Mental Health Action Mental Health works to improve the health and well-being of people with mental health needs or learning disabilities, by creating opportunities for progression towards independence and employment
Age NI Age NI is a charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Its vision is a world where everyone can love later life.
Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland, working against poverty and meeting the information and advice needs of some 250,000 people each year across a wide range of advice categories.
Community Safety Unit Community Safety is about delivering local solutions to local problems that have been identified by local people. The CSU is the central co-ordinating body for community safety in Northern Ireland.
Council for the Homeless The CHNI was founded in 1983 to represent organisations working with homeless people throughout Northern Ireland by providing training, information, research and collective representation.
DHSSPS The  Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Extern Extern works directly with children, adults and communities affected by social exclusion throughout Ireland.
Health Trusts There are 6 trusts in Northern Ireland, providing health and social care services to the Northern Ireland public. Services are provided locally and on a regional basis
Health Promotion Agency The HPA works with policy makers at government level, those in statutory, voluntary, commercial and community sectors and individuals themselves.
Local Councils Links to contact details for your local council
Mediation NI Mediation NI delivers mediation and negotiation services across Northern Ireland.
NIACRO NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for 35 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities.
SCNI Supporting Communities NI's role is to help communities become more involved in all areas of Community Development by providing support to residents to enhance their skills, knowledge and expertise.
Northern Ireland Office The NIO has responsibility for Northern Ireland’s constitutional and security issues, in particular, law and order, political affairs, policing and criminal justice.
NUS/USI NUS-USI Student Movement represents the interests of over 200,000 students in Northern Ireland and campaigns on their behalf in many different fields such as student hardship, health, prejudice and accommodation.
PSNI The Police Service for Northern Ireland
Probation Board for Northern Ireland The Probation Board protects the public by working with the Courts, other Agencies and Partners to reduce re-offending and integrate offenders successfully back into the Community.
Simon Community Simon Community Northern Ireland believes that everyone has a fundamental right to a home and actively responds to the needs of homeless people.
USPCA The USPCA works closely with all agencies (PSNI, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Heritage Service, Customs and Excise, Local Councils) to ensure charges are brought against offenders and to monitor situations where breaches of the law threaten.
Victim Support Victim Support Northern Ireland is the charity which helps people affected by crime. Each year Victim Support Northern Ireland offers help to almost 50,000 people who have been affected by crime.
Womens Aid Women's Aid provides a wide range of services to women and children affected by domestic violence throughout Northern Ireland.
Youth Council NI The Youth Council supports the development of effective youth policies and quality youth work practice and facilitates meaningful collaboration between youth organisations and all sectors with responsibility for young people.
Youth Justice Agency The Youth Justice Agency of NI aims to prevent offending by children. In doing so, it delivers a range of services, often in partnership with others, to help children address their offending behaviour, divert them from crime, assist their integration into the community, and to meet the needs of victims of crime.