REDUCING VIOLENCE &
bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
VERU and PCC join forces for second successful youth conference
Hundreds of teenagers have attended conferences organised by Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Unit (VERU) last week as part of a major drive to raise awareness about issues like knife crime and violence against women and girls.
VERU success as over 100 young people reached through school absenteeism
More than 100 young people have engaged with a pilot project delivered by Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit.
VERU showcases its work tackling violence and exploitation
Earlier this week we hosted dozens of officials at the Hat Factory in Luton on Wednesday (25 January), highlighting work and commissioned projects which have reached thousands of young people.
Stephen Lawrence Day
Our VERU Village came together to remember Stephen Lawrence and outline what his legacy means to them. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
OUR WORK INVOLVES
1. Primary Prevention
Stopping violence before it begins
2. Secondary Prevention
3. Tertiary Prevention
Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.
4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
5. Attitude Change
Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views
LET'S STOP VIOLENCE
Knife crime and violence does not discriminate against its victims. As a community we are all affected by the hurt and loss of life. Talking to someone you can trust can help.
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
Get in touch, even if it is to say hello. At Bedfordshire VERU we are always interested in exploring possible links and opportunities to work with others.