Preventing Serious Violence

The APCC is supporting PCCs as they bring partners together to tackle the scourge of serious violence in our communities, including leading work in 18 areas across the country to create and deliver multi-agency Violence Reduction Units to identify and address the root causes of serious violence – for example, by prevention vulnerable young people from being recruited into gangs. 

Our priorities for preventing serious violence are:

  • To provide leadership and support to multi-agency partnerships to tackle serious violence, reducing violent crime and keeping vulnerable people safe
  • To continue to lead and support the development of Violence Reduction Units, drawing on the learning to support all PCCs to deliver VRU-style approaches in their local areas.

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Latest News

PCCs gain new responsibilities in bid to tackle serious violence

PCCs and Deputy Mayors gain new responsibilities to convene partnerships under new Serious Violence Duty.

Steve Turner, APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence Portfolio

An update on the Serious Violence Portfolio from Steve Turner.

PCC highlights need for public awareness of gang-related crime in communities

Donna Jones spoke at the Serious and Organised Crime Exchange Conference.

Resources and Publications

vrus-in-focus-final.pdf, 5.82Mb
pccs-making-a-difference-prevention-in-focus.pdf, 2.25Mb
pccs-making-a-difference-serious-violence-in-focus-final.pdf, 3.83Mb

PORTFOLIO LEADS

The APCC’s work on preventing serious violence is developed through our Serious Violence Portfolio leading our work to support Violence Reduction Units and to support the implementation of the national serious violence strategy.

Preventing Serious Violence

Leading our work to support PCCs in preventing serious violence.

Joint Lead: Simon Foster, PCC West Midlands

Joint Lead: Steve Turner, PCC Cleveland

Videos

Steve Turner, APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence Portfolio

An update on the Serious Violence Portfolio from Steve Turner.
12/05/2022

Steve Turner, APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence

Steve Turner is the new APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence and PCC for Cleveland.
08/09/2021

Home Office Violence Reduction Unit Workshop

18 PCCs successfully bid for Home Office funding to set up Violence Reduction Units. We hear from some of those working in these multi-agency partnerships.
10/01/2020

CONTACTS IN THE APCC TEAM

Libby Avery - Policy Officer

 

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