Community Safety Partnerships were formed following the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which made it a statutory duty for each Local Authority area to have a Community Safety Partnership.
In 2017, a new Cwm Taf Community Safety Partnership Board was created, merging the previous two Boards (Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil) into a single Board answerable directly to the Cwm Taf Public Services Board.
The priorities of the Cwm Taf Community Safety Partnership are:
- Reduce the impact of alcohol and drug misuse on our communities
- Divert offenders and reduce re-offending
- Tackle violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Promote safe and confident communities
- Protect vulnerable groups from harm and victimisation
- Improve our environment by reducing environmental crime