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Merseyside VRP

The Mentors in Violence Prevention programme is delivered by Merseyside Youth Association, and funded by the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP).

About the VRP

Merseyside’s Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) is one of 18 Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) established across England and Wales helping the government to deliver its Serious Violence Strategy, (published in 2018), in response to national increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.

The VRP brings together Merseyside police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, local government, National Probation Service and the county’s Youth Offending Service, health and education professionals, community leaders and other key partners.

Read more about Merseyside VRP here.