The five South Yorkshire Professional Football Clubs are working together in collaboration for the first time to provide a new initiative for young people called YOYO Sport.
The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is based at Shepcote Lane in Sheffield and is working across South Yorkshire to prevent and reduce violence.
In South Yorkshire, we are taking a public health approach to preventing and reducing violence. This means that we look at the causes of violence, working in partnership to stop violence before it starts, halt the progression of violence once it has already begun and provide ways out for people already entrenched in violent behaviour.
We are looking at the causes, working in partnership to stop violence before it starts, halt its progression once it has already begun and provide ways out for people already entrenched in violent behaviour.
We work to stop violence from happening before it starts. This is often the hardest level to show it has worked, because we can’t measure what hasn’t happened.
This is often called early intervention. We aim to provide support early, when violent behaviour (or some of the causes of it) starts, to stop it from becoming established.
We look to provide ways out for people already wrapped up in violent crime.
Holding people to account for their actions.
Aiming to shift cultural norms in society.
We are working in partnership with organisations and communities in South Yorkshire to prevent and reduce violence.
The violence reduction fund allows us to award funding to community based projects which play an important role in the fight to reduce crime. We’ve already put this funding to great use through supporting community groups from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield with grants of between £5,000 and £20,000.
You can find out more about the violence reduction fund and the domestic violence prevention fund here.
A pilot scheme tasking professional youth workers to help prevent vulnerable young people from going missing is underway in Sheffield.
We are working with local councils and organisations to achieve our goals.