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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.

 

Our Approach

Taking a public health approach to reducing violence


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. Find out more about the Public Health Approach by clicking here or watching the video below.

1
Primary prevention

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.

2
Secondary prevention

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.

3
Tertiary prevention

We look to provide ways out for people already wrapped up in violent crime.

4
Criminal Justice and Enforcement

Holding people to account for their actions.

5
Attitudinal Change

Aiming to shift cultural norms in society.