REDUCING VIOLENCE &
bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
Last week saw the Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), host their first-ever three-day conference alongside Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Unit (VERU), for year 9 students across the county.
Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit secures £3.5 million from Home Office Bedfordshire’s dedicated partnership unit to tackle knife crime and the exploitation of children …
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.