Briefing No. 1 - May 2020
About the Violence Reduction Network
The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is a wide alliance of groups, communities and organisations from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). We share the common goal of reducing and preventing serious violence through understanding and tackling its root causes
Briefing No. 2 - May 2020
The VRN's Serious Violence Definition
The VRN’s definition includes all ages and is drawn from applicable crime types within Home Office crime groupings: Homicide, Violence with Injury and Robbery.
Briefing No. 3 - June 2020
Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Violence
The Violence Reduction Network’s (VRN) Strategic Needs Assessments explored the research and literature concerning the risk factors and protective factors relating to youth violence and serious violence.
Briefing No. 4 - July 2020
Preventing Serious Youth Violence
The Strategic Needs Assessment (2020) explored the research and literature to identify public health informed models for violence prevention and the evidence-base for what works in preventing youth violence. This briefing provides an overview of learning.
Briefing No. 5 - March 2021
Mentors in Violence Prevention
The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is a wide alliance of groups, communities and organisations from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). We believe that violence is preventable and we share the common goal of preventing and reducing violence through understanding and tackling its root causes. One of the programmes that the VRN has invested in is Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP).
Briefing No. 6 - July 2022
Preventing Serious Violence
Central to a public health approach is the core belief that violence is preventable; that it is possible to prevent and reduce modifiable risk factors and to strengthen protective factors. This briefing synthesises the growing body of evidence on effective interventions and approaches for preventing serious violence.