The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national center of expertise on violence. Part of Police Scotland, the SVRU targets violence wherever it occurs whether it’s on the streets, in our schools or in our homes. Supported by the Scottish Government the unit has adopted a public health approach treating violence as an infection which can be cured. The SVRU is the only Police member of the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance.
The SVRU believe violence is preventable – not inevitable.
Inspector James Gray is the lead for the work of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in the east of Scotland covering Edinburgh, the Lothians and
You Decide Team
The You Decide Team are there for people when they decide they deserve a better life. Whether it’s those caught up in a violent lifestyle, people dealing with addiction, social isolation or someone looking to access training and employment the You Decide Team can help them take control.
At the SVRU we’re all about teamwork. From youth projects and schools to the NHS, prison service, government at every level and most importantly communities we look for opportunities to support and learn from others.
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is Scotland’s largest anti-violence schools programme.
Street & Arrow
Street & Arrow is a social enterprise that does much more than just good grub. The Glasgow-based charity also serves up second chances for its employees.
One Community Scotland
People really do make Glasgow and we are a city that prides ourselves on our warm welcome. At One Community Scotland we offer help and support to families and young people who are settling in to the city.
Working in emergency departments in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire Navigator aims to help stop the revolving door of violent injury in our hospitals.