Who is in the Violence Reduction Unit?

The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Partnership Reference Group has been set up to provide strategic direction, support and challenge the work of the Violence Reduction Unit.

The group is chaired by the Mayor and meets every six weeks. It is made up of representatives from community groups and specialists in health, education, police, probation and local government.

Lib Peck was appointed the Director of the Violence Reduction Unit on 14 January 2019 following an open and rigorous recruitment process.

Read more about the recruitment process.

Membership and Terms of Appointment

The group's membership and terms of reference will be confirmed in March 2019. Below you'll find a list of required participant roles in the Reference Group and the initial member organisations representing each.

Participant role Organisation
Mayor of London (Chair) Greater London Authority
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (Deputy Chair) Greater London Authority
Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement Greater London Authority
Assistant Commissioner for Frontline Policing, Metropolitan Police Service Metropolitan Police
Three senior representatives from the health sector NHS England for London, Public Health England, Londonwide Clinical Commissioning Council, NHS England
One senior representative from the education sector Greater London Authority/London Assembly
One senior representative from the probation service National Probation Services (London), HM Prison and Probation Service
One senior representative from London Funders London Funders
Two representatives from London Boroughs (as nominated by London Councils) London Borough of Islington, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Representatives from the community (30 per cent) Juvenis, Emmanuel Church New Cross, Hackney Council for Voluntary Service, London Community Rehabilitation Company
Chief Executive of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime
Chief Officer of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Greater London Authority

 

VRU community

The VRU has communities at its heart. Everything the VRU does should be rooted in the community and shaped by the experiences and expertise of its people.

We are working with a wide range of community groups and grassroots organisations whose work spans a range of issues from youth violence to social exclusion, to share their knowledge of what works and to help us shape the VRU as it develops.

You can view the list of organisations that are currently part of the VRU community. Please note this list is subject to change in future.

VRU meetings

You can read the published agendas and minutes of the VRU Partnership Reference Group (except in those cases where information may be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act). Meetings are not held in public and are only open to those invited to attend by the chair.

Get involved and support the VRU

One of the VRU's early tasks will be to undertake a needs assessment to shape its priorities.

Do you have any work or examples of community views on the issue of violence in London that you can share? If so, please email [email protected].

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Work for the VRU

All City Hall vacancies, including vacancies for the VRU, can be found here.