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10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 628: tabled on 29 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) on its 10th anniversary; notes the foundation of the VRU in 2005 by Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan and Strathclyde Police principal analyst Karyn McCluskey and its innovative use of a public health approach to tackle violence; recognises the groundbreaking partnerships carried out by the VRU over the last decade, including working with dentists, hairdressers, vets and others to identify domestic abuse; further notes groundbreaking projects such as Mentors in Violence Prevention and Medics against Violence; notes the work the VRU has carried out amongst gangs in Glasgow promoting positive alternatives, based on work in Boston in the US in the 1990s; recognises its success in helping bring crime to a 40-year low in Scotland; wishes the VRU continued success over the next decade; and supports the principle that violence is preventable, not inevitable.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Dundee East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Dundee West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Argyll and Bute
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.