Officers and staff from the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have launched a week of problem-solving activity focused on tackling hotspots for violence in two areas of Oxford and Slough. Operation Pacation – defined as ‘the act of making peace’ – involves a range of partners working together to identify and solve problems to make a local area safer.
The VRU Strategy Board is the most senior partnership meeting, which met today to discuss the proposed areas of investment for next year’s budget and delivery plan.
A further £7m funding to tackle serious violence has been announced by the Home Office today.
Members of the public from the Chalvey area of Slough are invited to attend a facilitated community engagement event to discuss how to make a safer community and to identify solutions to local issues.
The latest of the VRU Violence Involving those Identifying as Women And Girls Special Interest Group meeting was held last week, with a broad range of presenters and attendees.
This International Women’s Day today (8 March), Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit has been accredited as a White Ribbon status organisation, committed to ending male violence towards women.
On Friday 4 March 2022, the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit and local partners are proud to be hosting the first in a series of national youth engagement workshops which will involve young people in finding solutions to a fairer society and safer communities.
A Thames Valley-wide survey has been launched to identify the provision of sports, physical activity and organised groups for young people who may be vulnerable to being drawn into crime and violence.
Dr Tim Lowe, the VRU’s evaluation lead, has joined the University of Oxford’s Ethox Centre as Visiting Fellow on police data and ethics.
A new mobile application, which supports hotspot policing approaches has been presented to a national event as an example of excellent innovation.
The VRU and its partners are hosting a free and open-to-all webinar with a focus upon the night-time economy, safety and vulnerabilities.
Today we mark the Day of Hope 2021, marking what would have been Damilola Taylor’s birthday.
It is an opportunity to celebrate the huge potential of young people and to increase our support for them.