YOUTH INVITED TO HAVE A VOICE ON CRIME AND POLICING ISSUES

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The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking volunteers aged between 14 and 25-years-old to help give young people a voice on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most.

The purpose of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is to make young people part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem. It will is made up of up to 50 young people aged between 14 and 25.

The Youth Commission currently has 4 priorities…¬†Mental Health, Hate Crime,¬†Cyber Safety and¬†Unhealthy Relationships.

Youth Commission members identify the issues that young people are concerned about most and gather opinions on what the specific concerns are and ideas on how to tackle them. They also work to raise awareness and educate young people via campaigns, such as this year’s #GoFISH cyber safety campaign, run workshops, speak at events and take part in a range of other activities.

Members of the Youth Commission gain a variety of skills, meet and work with a range of people, learn about different issues that are relevant to them and their peers and get to be part of some great youth orientated events ‚Äď this year members have attended festivals, youth conferences and summer activity schemes.

If you are interested is applying (or know someone that maybe interested) then complete the online application form by 3rd November 2017 at www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/youthcommission . This is the first part of the 2 stage application process.

Applicants that reach the second stage will be invited to an assessment evening w/c 20th November. Applicants with experience of the police and criminal justice systems, as an offender, victim or any other interaction are welcome to apply.

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