REDUCING VIOLENCE &
EXPLOITATION TOGETHER

bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit

bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit

WHO WE ARE

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) is a network of different agencies and groups aiming to tackle the root causes of things like gang membership and prevent young people becoming involved in all aspects of gang criminality and exploitation. We have specialist support and advice to help you, whether you are a young person directly involved, have concerns about a family member or friend, or work in this area and want to learn more about what we do.

WHO WE ARE

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) is a network of different agencies and groups aiming to tackle the root causes of things like gang membership and prevent young people becoming involved in all aspects of gang criminality and exploitation. We have specialist support and advice to help you, whether you are a young person directly involved, have concerns about a family member or friend, or work in this area and want to learn more about what we do.

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

LATEST NEWS

News

Bedfordshire VERU features in national report celebrating the work of violence reduction units

Bedfordshire VERU features in national report celebrating the work of violence reduction units Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) has featured in a national …

News

Bedfordshire’s VERU to head up first ever prison-community initiative for HMP Bedford

Bedfordshire’s VERU to head up first ever prison-community initiative for HMP Bedford Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU), the flagship partnership for the county …

News

VERU in View newsletter – August

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this summer update from our Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit. Our team is continuing to …

OUR LATEST

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Roseann Taylor, one of our Youth Intervention Specialists, shares her ‘Top 3 Tips To Stay Positive’ during these globally challenging times.

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

OUR LATEST

Mental Health Awareness
Week 2020

Roseann Taylor one of our Youth Intervention Specialists shares her
‘Top 3 Tips To Stay Positive’ during these globally challenging times.

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

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.

Young black male standing in front of graffiti

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.

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.

Young black male standing in front of graffiti
OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
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OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Logo
Bedford Borough Council Logo
Luton Borough Council Logo
Central Bedfordshire Council Logo
Home Office Logo
OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Logo
Bedford Borough Council Logo
Luton Borough Council Logo
Central Bedfordshire Council Logo
Home Office Logo

CONTACT US

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.

Contact Form 1

CONTACT US

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.

Contact Form 1

CONTACT US

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.

Contact Form 1
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