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Education programme to prevent exploitation and violence

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones has awarded St Giles Trust £47,000 to deliver County Lines, Child Criminal Exploitation, Knife Crime, Organised Crime and Gang Culture awareness raising sessions in schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

02 September 2021

PCC joins Prime Minister to launch national Beating Crime Plan

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight was part of the launch of the Prime Minister and Home Secretary’s Beating Crime Plan. Commissioner Jones joined Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Policing Minister Kit Malthouse at number 10 to announce the plan that sets out the […]

09 August 2021

£700,000 secured to help young people at risk from serious violence

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed additional funding from the Government for two Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) initiatives that tackle the root causes of violence and prevent young people from getting involved in crime across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. A total of £700,000 has been awarded which is split […]

28 July 2021

City comes together to collaborate on a plan to reduce violence

Over 150 individuals, organisations and community groups from across Southampton came together on 6 February to explore what serious violence means for the city, the influencing factors and collective solutions to help combat it.

06 February 2020

Violence Reduction Unit awards £500,000 to tackle serious violence in Hampshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has awarded £500,000 for initiatives to prevent and tackle serious violence in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

18 December 2019

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