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An introduction to the violence reduction unit

Working together to reduce violence, vulnerability and exploitation in the West Midlands

This is an opportunity to take a longer term approach, to deliver a safer world for the next generation. Some of the VRU’s prevention activities involve the whole community and others are focused on supporting those most likely to be affected by violence. The aim is to keep people safe and free of violence in their lives.

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Below are the main areas where the violence reduction unit helps aid violence reduction...

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Keep up to date with news stories about the work of the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit.

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19 / 02 / 20
The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit has joined with Walsall College to put in place a raft of initiatives designed to keep pupils safe and reduce violence in the area.…
Read article - Walsall College helping to reduce violence
18 / 02 / 20
Boxing, football and fitness activities are being combined with mentoring, volunteering, leadership opportunities and specialist support for young people and rolled out across the West Midlands this week. It’s the…
Read article - Half term activities rolled out by the VRU
29 / 01 / 20
A wide ranging package of support, designed to tackle violence, is being rolled out in the Hillfields area of Coventry. The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit, which is overseen by the Police and…
Read article - Violence Reduction measures rolled out in Coventry violence hot spot
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Day 9 of #16DaysofAction 90% of children are in the same room or next door to the violence in their home. They are… https://t.co/Wv6K94BgIi
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Day 8 of #16DaysofAction Honour-based violence stems from cultural belief systems that look to punish people, usua… https://t.co/e0qvYbnst8
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