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The Kent and Medway Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is a partnership between the police, local councils, health service providers and other key agencies to deliver a reduction in violence the county.

The PCC said: 'Issues around violent crime can not be resolved by Kent Police simply arresting more people. The police and partner agencies need to work together to help lift vulnerable young people out of a life of crime.’


Funding Opportunity: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to young people under the age of 18 who are either involved with serious violence

The VRU have an opportunity for services to bid from a High Intensity Therapeutic Intervention fund. Please read the criteria below to ensure that your application is in alignment with the grant criteria. The application process will close on Sunday 15th August at midnight. Please complete the application form to apply.

Opportunity: Seeking an External Community Engagement Partner to develop our work

Specification for the Commissioning of an External Community Engagement Partner

The Kent & Medway Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) wish to commission an organisation to help develop and test a model of community engagement, that will both provide feedback from the community on how to create a safer environment and also be a model which could be delivered across other communities in the County.

If you are interested, then you can find full details below.

How to apply

Please submit your interest in this opportunity with a word document no longer than two A4 pages by 12:59pm on Tuesday 31st August. The application needs to be sent via email to: [email protected]

If you wish to discuss the possible communities with whom you are proposing to work then please email us at [email protected] and we will contact you to arrange a time to meet.

This post is open to all applicants with eligibility to work in the UK on or after 1st January 2021.

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