Monday 13 November marks the start of Operation Sceptre, a national week of action, education and awareness-raising to tackle knife crime and violence.
On Wednesday 14 June, the VRU hosted a webinar with a focus on the youth justice services and their work on serious youth violence. The recording and slides are now available.
The National Data Connections Conference on Wednesday 28 June is an opportunity to explore the value of data, the challenges it presents but also the opportunities for innovation.
The Armoured Heart sculpture was unveiled in Reading
Over 200 school children from 20 schools across Buckinghamshire participated in the “Youth Voices Bucks” youth summit on Thursday 23 February.
Oxford Brookes University has been commissioned by the […]
The VRU’s Trauma Informed Practice Special Interest Group (SIG) met yesterday, bringing together professionals who are engaged in or working toward improving trauma informed practice.
Marking the Day of Hope 2022, we look back on hosting the very first Hope Hack event in March earlier this year.
Young people from across Oxfordshire took part in the first data ethics deliberative forum, helping to shape the way the police use data to prevent violence.
On a visit to the Thames Valley yesterday (31 August), the Prime Minster Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel were given a demonstration of new technology developed by the Violence Reduction Unit to support policing of violence hotspots.
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.