The Violence Reduction Unit aims to fight crime, prevent crime and improve lives, aligning to the overall priorities of the Police & Crime Plan.

We commission a wide range of intervention services – from working intensely with a vulnerable individual to supporting to the wider family to become more resilient.

You can read more about our response to serious violence in the Northumbria Response Strategy 2024-29 – this document sets out a long-term united approach to addressing the root causes of violence, the challenges ahead, and how we will work to overcome these.

The strategy has been developed in partnership with a range of services, all with a shared commitment to addressing the causes and impact of serious violence.

You can read more about the work of our Violence Reduction Unit, which is broken down into three areas: Fighting Crime, Preventing Crime and Improving Lives.