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

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)

The Mentors in Violence Prevention programme (MVP) is a leadership and bystander programme developed in the United States by US Educator Dr Jackson Katz.

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The Public Health Approach

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

The Public Health Approach