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Research Report: Violence Reduction Units, year ending March 2022 evaluation report

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Home Office Research Report

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In 2019, the Home Office announced that 18 police force areas (PFAs) would receive funding to establish (or build upon existing) Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) as part of the Serious Violence Fund. The aim of VRUs is to lead and coordinate a preventative, whole-system approach to violence reduction, which comprises:
  • multi-agency working
  • data sharing and analysis
  • engaging young people and communities
  • commissioning (and delivering) evidence-based interventions.

The Serious Violence Fund also covers Grip (formerly Surge) activity, which is enforcement focused. Combined, VRU and Grip funding represents a total investment of £254 million across the years (1 April to 31 March) 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2022 to tackle Serious Violence (SV). The Home Office originally selected 18 areas and allocated funding amounts based on levels of SV between the years ending March 2016 to March 2018.

The Home Office commissioned Ecorys UK, Ipsos UK, the University of Hull and the University of Exeter to evaluate VRUs in their third year of operation (April 2021 to March 2022). The aims of the evaluation were to:
  • estimate the impact of VRUs on violence
  • assess the progress made by VRUs towards a whole-system approach

The mixed-methods evaluation included desk-based research, qualitative research with a range of stakeholders in each VRU, and quasi-experimental designs. 
ISBN
9781804921425
Author
Home Office
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
21 February 2023
Edition
2022
Format
Paperback
Extent
99 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Series
Home Office Research Report
Approx Weight
0.3 kg
HS Code
490199