The VRN seeks to share knowledge and support learning across the Network. This includes leading and contributing to a range of webinars. You can find details of upcoming webinars below.

East Midlands Violence Reduction Information Network Webinar Seminar Series: Winter 2021

The Violence Reduction Information Network (VRIN)/University of Leicester School of Criminology will run three webinar sessions that aim to explore contemporary themes around public place violence. 

Webinar 1: What is a public health approach to violence reduction?

[4pm, Wednesday 24th November, 2021]

In this session experts will discuss the public health approaches to violence and whether the new Serious Violence Duty will help or hinder the delivery of public health approaches. Panellists include Professor Peter Squires (University of Brighton); Rachel Bath (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities) and Grace Strong (Strategic Director, Leicestershire & Rutland VRN).

Register with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/198248104417

Webinar 2: Preventing public place violence. What works, what doesn't and what is promising?

[4pm, Wednesday 8th Dec, 2021]

The panel will outline approaches that are being used; what is working in relation to public health approaches and what the primary challenges are.  Panellists include Professor Ian Brennan (University of Hull) and Jason Kew (Chief Inspector – Thames Valley Police).

Register with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/195799209707

Webinar 3: The evaluation jungle. How should we be evaluating interventions to reduce public place violence?

[4pm, Wednesday 12th January 2022] 

In this session we turn to thinking about the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce public place violence. Panellists include Professor Zara Quigg (Liverpool John Moores University), Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy (Evidence and Evaluation Lead, Leicestershire & Rutland VRN) and Nerys Thomas (Head Research and Knowledge, College of Policing).

Register with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/198322717587

Queries to Dr Matt Hopkins (University of Leicester) Mh330@le.ac.uk