Steve Turner, APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence Portfolio
Steve Turner, APCC Joint Lead for Serious Violence and PCC for Cleveland, provides an update on his national portfolio.
"One of the things I've been fighting for is to get this multi-year Funding Formula and we've got that and secured it and that's a big success. What that allows us to do is to put some surety in the commissioning and make sure that those frontline services that are often at the heart of what the victim needs after a crime are there and they know it's going to be those people delivering their service for the next three years.
"The Government has increased Violence Reduction Units (VRU) and in my new VRU in Cleveland we're going to be looking at how we into those younger people to make sure that those involved in petty crimes today don't become the serious criminals of the future."