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.