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Hundreds of professionals will be coming together this Friday (March 13, 2020) to share their perspectives on violence.
Essex’s Violence and Vulnerability Unit is staging a conference to showcase all the work that is taking place across the county as well as hearing from national professionals and experts who will share their experience and best practice.
Speakers at the event, taking place at the Colchester Jobserve Stadium, include the Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence, anti-knife crime campaigner, rapper and spoken word artist Quinton Green, also known as Champagne Bubbler, Joanne Bakare from the St Giles Trust, lecturer in criminology Dr William Graham and motivational speaker and creator of DotCom Digital Sharon Doughty.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said:
“Only by working together can we tackle the devastating effects of gangs and county lines in our communities. We are already making significant progress, but the aim of this conference is to bring together and showcase the fantastic work already being done across the country. People will be able to see that we can achieve a lot together and we can make safer, secure communities for all.”