What is the Violence Reduction Unit?
My Northumbria Violence Reduction Unit is built on the belief that if we improve lives we can prevent crime, especially violent crime.
We approach violence the same way we would a disease – recognising the symptoms, understanding the causes and then stopping its transmission, helping people to avoid it and giving people the tools they need to tackle it.
This will include taking a direct approach to intervening with those who are showing signs of vulnerability or are on the fringes of criminal/anti-social activity, working with those who could become the biggest risk to others, alongside key services and organisations.
Vulnerable Adults Supported
Young People Engaged In Phase 2
Students Upskilled By Our Education Team
My Violence Reduction Liaison Officers can deliver sessions to young people in schools or in other settings such as youth groups. Their sessions are informative, impactful and interactive with a focus on prevention and general awareness.
Here you can find resources relating to knife crime, malicious communications, child criminal exploitation and more.
Latest Violence Reduction Unit News
25th February 2021