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Violence Reduction Units from across the country work together to prevent violence

As the national violence reduction programme enters its third year, violence reduction units (VRUs) from across England and Wales will meet on Thursday (15 July) to evaluate their progress in reducing violence and helping to build more stronger, more resilient communities. Launched in 2019, VRUs bring together different organisations, including the police, local government, health, […]

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Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit welcomes extra funding to target violent crime

Today (Monday 5th July), the Government announced that Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) will receive an additional £3.37m plus £1.862m for policing. The VRU’s community-led approach to violence reduction brings together Greater Manchester Police, National Probation Service, health and education professionals, youth justice and local authorities to address the underlying causes of violence and […]

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Greater Manchester launches new unit to tackle serious violent crime

A new multi-million pound taskforce has been launched to tackle violent crime across Greater Manchester. The Violence Reduction Unit brings together Greater Manchester Police, National Probation Service, health and education professionals, youth justice and local authorities to address the underlying causes of violent crime and work together with communities to prevent it. It forms part […]

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