Justice First is a charity, which was formed in 2006, working with people in the Tees Valley who are seeking asylum.
They hold an annual multi-cultural football tournament and have requested funding from the PCC to contribute towards the event. This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday 15th June.
The significant and underpinning aim of this event is to promote community cohesion, reduce fear of crime/fear of authorities and enhance social integration between various social and cultural groups living in Teesside.
Organisations such as health services and the Police will be invited to attend and hold a stall. This will help refugees and people seeking asylum to better understand how to access these services and to encourage them to report crime. The funding provided will pay for the pitch hire including referees for the day and catering costs for the 200 people who are expected to attend.
This tournament supports the PCC’s objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.