The effects of knife images on young people are set to be examined as part of a new partnership project involving Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit.

Working with Thames Valley Police’s Service Improvement Team, the Violence Reduction Unit have designed a new tool to help officers and staff tackle serious violence across the Thames Valley.

Operation Prelude is a focused deterrence programme, using the principles of problem solving, it is designed to focus activity on those individuals presenting the greatest risk to local communities and divert them away from offending.

A key priority of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit’s strategy to reduce violence is to ensure those who commit violence are effectively brought to justice. In order to support this priority, the Violence Reduction Unit have initiated Op Rebus

New Leaf, offer face-to-face mentoring programme which aims to support to young people that are at risk of exclusion and/or are currently within the criminal justice system.

We have worked with Oxfordshire County Council Fostering Services to raise awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation by providing remote training for Tier three foster carers.

The VRU have identified five hotspot hospitals across the Thames Valley Area and are working with those hospitals to set up hospital navigators utilising local providers who understand the needs of the local people

Redeeming our communities (ROC) has been commissioned to deliver ROC Conversations/ROC tele mentoring and ROC Mentoring across Reading, Milton Keynes and Oxford.