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JobServe Community Stadium

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Colchester

CO4 5UP

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Perspectives on Violence - the impact of gangs on members, their families and their communities

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The ‘Perspectives on Violence’ conference 2020 focuses on how individuals, their families and communities are impacted by gangs and violence.

The conference brings together former gang members, experts and practitioners from Essex and around the country to explore how young or vulnerable people become involved in county lines, gangs and serious violence. Through listening to key note speakers and taking part in experiential workshops the conference aims for delegates to gain a deeper insight around the causes of violence and effective ways to tackle and prevent it.

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• Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence, brother of Stephen Lawrence and motivational speaker;

• Quinton Green (aka Champagne Bubbler), former gang member, UK Garage MC, spoken word poet and Anti Knife Crime Campaigner

• Dr William Graham, leading expert in the field of violence prevention initiatives from Glasgow

• Joanna, a former gang member

Experiential workshops include:

• The power of music – music interventions, clean drill and positive messaging

• The Glasgow story – Public Health Approaches

• Dealing with Trauma on the streets – Trauma training

• My Story – Joanna talks about life as a former gang member

• A teachable moment - Basildon Hospital

The conference will take place on Friday 13th March, 9.30 – 15.30 at the Colchester JobServe Community Stadium, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is led by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and the Essex Violence and Vulnerability Partnership which includes a wide range of organisations, including police, local authorities, health bodies, criminal justice agencies and voluntary sector. The partnership works to address and reduce violence and vulnerability across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.

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