A community member with an interest in reducing crime is being sought by the Unit responsible for tackling violent crime in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Unit for the Reduction of Violence (CURV) is seeking a community representative to sit on its Governance Group, alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and other local leaders.
CURV was established earlier this year after the Home Office confirmed in March that Cleveland was set to receive £3.5m over the next three years for its own violence reduction unit.
The Unit is tasked with leading and coordinating the local response to serious violence, delivering a ‘whole system’ and preventative approach to violence reduction. This aims to address the key drivers of violent crime at their source.
CURV is overseen by the Governance Group which includes senior colleagues from the PCC’s office, the police, local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary sector and others.
The community representative does not need to be someone with experience of policing, crime or justice. They will have the opportunity to attend Governance Group meetings every month and give their honest views about what CURV is doing on behalf of Cleveland residents.
Chair of the CURV Governance Group, Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner, said: “This a great opportunity for someone to be at the heart of decisions being made to reduce levels of violent crime in Cleveland.
“CURV is one of the most exciting things that have happened in policing and community safety in Cleveland in the last 10 years and someone will have the opportunity to be in the thick of it.”
Nominations will be considered by the Tees Valley Infrastructure Partnership, a group of leading voluntary sector organisations, who will make a shortlist of nominees for PCC Steve Turner.
Jon Carling, Chief Executive of Catalyst, will be leading on the shortlisting process.
Jon said “It’s really important that an authentic voice from the local community is able to contribute to decisions about tackling serious violence in Cleveland’.
To nominate yourself, or to nominate another person, applicants are asked to complete a one-page letter with the details of the nominee and why they should be the CURV community representative.
Completed letters must be sent to Jon Carling, Chief Executive of Catalyst Stockton on firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOSING DATE: Monday 7 November 2022