The VRN Team

A central team is based in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at Leicestershire Police HQ and comprises staff seconded from partner agencies.

The team's role is to:

  • Lead the implementation of the Response Plan
     

  • Champion the VRN's vision, core principles and the Prevention Framework including supporting its application to other types of violence
     

  • Co-ordinate and promote strategic messaging and campaigns around serious violence
     

  • Ensure young people and communitues are fully involved in the Network
     

  • Generate and provide multi-agency data products, including management information for the Board and develop the necessary information sharing infrastructure
     

  • Provide strategic co-ordination of serious violence prevention activity, improving consistency with the evidence-base and reducing duplication
     

  • Generate and cascade resources including providing briefings on the findings from needs assessments, the evidence base and relevant local and national developments
     

  • Support organisation, other Boards and partners to strengthen their violence prevention offer
     

  • Design, test and evaluate new interventions
     

  • Promote and embed the Network within partnership and community arenas to broaden membership and reach

Meet the Team:

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Grace Strong

Strategic Director

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David Ohanlon-Ribbins

Children & Families Lead

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Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy

Evidence & Evaluation Lead

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Beth Grewcock

Performance Analyst

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Olivia Jones

Programme Manager

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Sumaya Bihi

Project Development Officer

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Nilesh Patel

Schools Lead

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