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The Annual Report sets out the journey that the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit have been on in their first year.

In this easy to read, digital format, the report sets out how the Violence Reduction Unit consulted with members of the community to canvass their perception of violence in their neighbourhoods.  This information was used to develop a needs assessment document (area profile) and a response strategy.  These documents highlight how the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit will work with and support partners to deliver 16 violence reduction priorities. These priorities were identified with the aim of achieving safer communities and preventing and reducing violent crime.

The Community Safety Partnerships in each of the local authorities have produced local violence reduction action plans.  These plans address the 16 local priorities.

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are also providing coordination with South Yorkshire partners across a number of themes which include, night-time economy, weapon-enabled crime, homicide, organised crime, domestic abuse, exploitation and sexual violence.

In addition to the 16 priorities and the funded interventions, the Annual Report also highlights some of the grant-funded initiatives that have been successful in obtaining funding from the Violence Reduction Fund.  Many of the smaller community groups from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are featured with a short write-up about the outcomes from the projects.

You can read the Annual Report here – South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit First Annual Report