Violence isn't just a criminal justice issue. It's everyone's issue.
Research has shown clearly the links between violence and health, and as the work of Medics Against Violence (MAV) has demonstrated, healthcare professionals have a role far beyond clearing up the often devastating aftermath of a violence incident - they can also play a part in violence prevention.
This conference seeks to highlight the positive impact healthcare professionals can have in addressing crime, criminality, the precursors of offending and, most importantly, reducing violence related injuries. The value of partnership working in particular will be highlighted at the event, together with the continuing challenges for healthcare professionals, police and those working in criminal justice.