West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership

The West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) brings together organisations across local communities to tackle the underlying causes that contribute to serious violent crime.

Established in 2019, the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) works with specialists from health, police, local authorities, education, youth justice, prisons, probation, community groups, and many more.

It takes a fundamentally different ‘public health’ approach, which places emphasis on prevention rather than cure.

This sees public sector institutions and communities acting together to help cut violence through early intervention, prevention, education, and joint working.

By continually developing our understanding of serious violence and testing methods in response to the underlying causes, we can put in place ‘protective factors’ to reduce incidents.

The VRP has reached almost 25,000 young people under 24, over 800 people aged 25+ and trained nearly 400 professionals.

In the year 2023/2024


In this section

  1. VRP Needs Assessment & Response Strategy

    The Needs Assessment for the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) provides an evidence-based public health assessment of serious violence in the county, supported by the Influential Factors report. The Response Strategy provides a West Yorkshire framework for preventing and reducing serious violence.

    Read more about VRP Needs Assessment & Response Strategy
  2. Research

    The Violence Reduction Partnership's (VRP) Knowledge Hub are continuously striving to better understand the scale and extent of violence in West Yorkshire as well as those root causes and protective factors that may make a person more susceptible or protect them from violence involvement or exploitation.

    Read more about Research
  3. Evaluation

    As an organisation, the VRP continually looks to refine and develop our suite of activities. A critical component of this process of improvement is our programme of evaluation.

    Read more about Evaluation
  4. Toolkits

    The Violence Reduction Partnership has developed resources for use in the ongoing work to tackle serious violence. You can receive support for your organisation from the available toolkits below.

    Read more about Toolkits
  5. VRP Annual Report Summary

    The summary provides an overview of the continued development of the VRP, delivering the resources and interventions required to help prevent and reduce the impact of serious violence across our county.

    Read more about VRP Annual Report Summary
  6. Community Advisory Group

    The West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) has an exciting opportunity for members of West Yorkshire’s community to join our Community Advisory Group.

    Read more about Community Advisory Group
  7. Trauma Informed Approach

    We have a joint ambition to work together with people with lived experience and colleagues across all sectors and organisations to ensure West Yorkshire is a trauma informed and responsive system by 2030.

    Read more about Trauma Informed Approach

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