The Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit has funded a force-wide expansion of an adult drug diversion programme used by Thames Valley Police to deal with low-level drug-related offences.
7 December is the Day of Hope 2021, marking what would have been Damilola Taylor’s birthday. It is an opportunity to celebrate young people, their potential and all they offer our communities. Get involved in promoting the Day of Hope 2021.
The latest VRU Blog has been published. This week, we hear from PCSO Chris Jones, a Schools Officer who uses restorative justice techniques as he supports schools, teachers, pupils and parents to find appropriate outcomes to minor offences and issues.
Looking ahead to the Day of Hope on 7 December 2021, Thames Valley VRU was represented at a Downing Street reception.
80 Sandhurst schoolchildren benefited from a powerful educational event with the Kiyan Prince Foundation, helping them to understand the dangers of knife crime and drugs and the importance of making positive life choices.
The national week of action to tackle knife crime and raise awareness of the risks and consequences of knife crime has launched today.
A pilot scheme has been launched in Oxfordshire which will rapidly identify children of a parent who is sent to prison, targeting a swift offer of support for the whole family.
In the latest VRU Blog to mark Global Ethics Day, VRU Lead Researcher Dr Tim Lowe shares his insights into the complexity of ethical data use.
Meeting monthly, the meetings provide an opportunity to promote partnership working, to share information, to collate, test and evaluate the evidence and research associated with the risk posed both to – and by – women and girls from serious violence.
Over the next six months Thames Valley Police will be targeting hotspots across the force area to tackle knife crime and serious violence, with neighbourhood officers supported by additional specialist officers.
The Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, together with the Reading children services organisation Brighter Futures for Children, contributed to a training session for officers from Thames Valley Police to help raise awareness of the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on young people.
Thames Valley Police and the Violence Reduction Unit has made a force-wide commitment to maintaining the provision of specially-trained schools officers, with new resources available to help support young people, keep them safe and prevent them being drawn into crime and violence.