Chichester Police has donated £250 to Lifecentre, a charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
The money will go towards the costs of providing counselling within the West Sussex area for people who are under 18 and have had some police involvement.
Police said the demand for counselling at Lifecentre has grown year on year and its work with children and young people is currently its area of greatest need.
Lucy Cronin, Lifecentre fundraiser said: “We are hugely grateful for this financial contribution to our services as it helps us to see clients more quickly.”
The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.
Speaking about the charity Chief Inspector Justin Burtenshaw said: “On behalf of Sussex Police, I cannot thank you enough for the important contact that you have with vulnerable young people in West Sussex.
“I hope that this financial contribution will be put to good use as you help victims lead fuller, healthier and happier lives.”
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