Violence is preventable - not inevitable

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national centre of expertise on violence. Part of Police Scotland the VRU targets violence wherever it occurs whether it’s on the streets, in 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 VRU is the only police member of the World' Health Organisation's Violence Prevention Alliance. The VRU believe violence is preventable – not inevitable.


The SVRU runs a number of projects all aimed at reducing violence. From MVP Scotland's largest anti-violence schools programme to the social enterprise Street & Arrow which serves up second chances to people with convictions.

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