Volunteers will be working in the Royal Berkshire Hospital Emergency Department, offering mentoring support to young people admitted in circumstances involving risky behaviours.
Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit is supporting new research into the use of Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) undertaken by the leading policing research body and think-tank, Crest Advisory.
The Director of the Thames Valley VRU has welcomed new prohibitions on deadly weapons as an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Act comes into force.
The Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit is to guest edit a leading journal, exploring brain injury and the criminal justice system.
An additional £1.8m to tackle serious violence has been confirmed. £1.18m will fund the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit’s work for the coming year. An additional £735,000 has also been confirmed to fund violence hotspot policing.
The first annual Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit Strategic Needs Assessment document has been published, collating information from across partners . It provides new insights which underpin the public health approach to tackling serious violence and will inform activity over the coming year.
The latest TV VRU blog has been published. Our guest, Anne Bell of the PSHE Association discusses the importance of wider education for
TVVRU have partnered with PSHE Assoc and NPCC to produced quality assured PSHE materials
Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Crime & Policing, visited the Thames Valley on Friday 21 May to learn more about our work.
The latest TV VRU blog has been published. Our guest, Dr Katy Smart of the University of Oxford explores the importance of early-years brain development and the impact of trauma and stress, having profound impacts on mental and physical health.
Stan Gilmour, Director of the Thames Valley VRU, has welcomed the election of Matthew Barber to the post of Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley
Stan Gilmour, Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit welcomes the latest results following Operation Sceptre, the national week of action to tackle knife crime.