Work is progressing on our partnership Community Assets Assessment Project. We've been busy identifying and recently inviting key community partners in known designated hot spots affected by serious violence, across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, to take part in online participation events.
The aim of these invite-only events is to help us to better understand the underlying issues and causes of serious violence in local communities and to explore the community assets available within communities which tackle or help to reduce the risk of serious violence (i.e. weapon enabled crime, actual or grievous bodily harm and domestic abuse).
Some background information on the project
We've been commissioned by the Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) which is working in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), to undertake a joint strategic community assets assessment to build a comprehensive picture of assets in communities affected by serious violence.
The focus of this project is to find out how communities feel about serious violence in their areas, what they believe the issues are, and how they feel they should be tackled. Within the context of this piece of work, community assets are not just services and physical resources but can also be defined as individuals, community organisations/projects, and local knowledge and insight.
For more information, you can read our introductory article about the project here.
More information about our planned invite-only events
We're holding online events, throughout February (2021), for the following areas across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire:
- Broxtowe Estate
- Top Valley
- St Ann’s
- Sutton in Ashfield
These events are invite-only. We are contacting partners and community activists across all sectors in the above areas, whose work or services are involved in tackling or helping to reduce violent crime and hope to have secured a broad, diverse and inclusive reach.
If your work focuses on tackling or reducing violent crime and you/your organisation has not received a direct email invitation from NCVS, please contact our Group Development Officer Pauline Dorey, email email@example.com