Preventing and Reducing Violence Together

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is taking a public health approach to preventing and reducing violence.


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Latest initiative

Plan B Custody Navigators

Plan B is an initiative provided by the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit working in police custody suites across the county.   The Plan B Custody Navigator scheme is delivered by City Hearts and aims to engage young adults to help them make the right choices and to step away from crime.

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The Public Health Approach

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit takes a public health approach, aiming to understand the system and work in partnership with all agencies working across it, so that we can target all levels of causation. We will use the available data and evidence base to work to prevent violence across the whole spectrum of risk.

The Public Health Approach