Tackling violence is priority
The Herald|January 13, 2022
PARTNERSHIP INTENDS TO DEAL WITH PUBLIC FEARS

SENIOR leaders from education, social services, the NHS, local government and emergency services will come together today as part of a partnership designed to tackle serious violence across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Serious Violence Prevention Partnership (SVPP) was formed two years ago by Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer in response to a rise in violence in the Devon and Cornwall Police force area.

Since then, Plymouth has seen the tragic murder of Bobbi-Anne McLeod in Plymouth last November, and those of Maxine Davison, Lee Martyn, Sophie Martyn, Stephen Washington and Kate Shepherd in August.

Funded by the Office and the Police and Crime Commissioner, the SVPP is taking a long-term approach to addressing the causes of violence by working with others to intervene early in the lives of those at risk of becoming involved in it.

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