What is the Violence Reduction Unit?
The Northumbria Violence Reduction Unit is built on the belief that if we improve lives, we can prevent crime, especially violent crime.
We approach violence in 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 includes taking a direct approach to intervening with those who are showing signs of vulnerability or are on the fringes of criminal and 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
Our dedicated Education Team 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.
The team cover a range of topics including knife crime, malicious communications, child criminal exploitation and more.
Latest Violence Reduction Unit News
8th January 2024
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