North East families will benefit from £120,000 of funding allocated to a project working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
The Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme has given funding to Barnardo's North East to support the South Tyneside Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Programme.
It is the only North East project to win funding this month.
The £120,000 will support the co-ordination and delivery of the programme through a co-ordinator and administrator who will work closely with partners in South Tyneside including the police, probation, local authority and health services.
The project will work with more than 80 men aged 18 years and over who are perpetrators of domestic abuse, who have been carefully assessed and have acknowledged their behaviour and expressed their willingness to change.