The Commissioner set up the Youth Commission to develop a two-way dialogue with young people across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, raise awareness of the realities of his work and also to provide opportunities for young people to inform, support and challenge these activities. The purpose of the 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.
The Youth Commission is made up of young people aged between 14 and 25 years,
Youth Commission Members:
- Talk with young people in their communities to understand their policing and criminal justice concerns.
- Provide opportunities for young people to inform, support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioners work.
- Identify the root causes of problems, make recommendations for change and work on solutions.
Members identify priority areas relating to young people in the two counties around police and crime. They then:
- Gather opinions from peers on these priorities through ‘Big Conversation’ postcards and an online survey to understand their policing and criminal justice concerns.
- Tackle the priorities by raising awareness through engagement events and media campaigns.
- Make recommendations for change and suggest solutions for the priority areas.
- Represent the Youth Commission at relevant events, conferences and meetings.
- Link with Hampshire Constabulary and the criminal justice system.
You can expect:
- To be involved with an organisation that is dedicated to working towards making communities safer.
- A supportive and safe environment.
- A certificate of recognition at the end and may also obtain an employment reference.
- The opportunity to work on initiatives, which may include themes such as: anti-social behaviour; unhealthy relationships; mental health; abusive relationships; hate crime; cyber safety; young victims and offenders.
- The ability to influence the future of policing and ensure the voices of young people are heard.
- To gain new skills and experience that will help with your CV or job applications.
- To meet and work with a variety of new people – including the Commissioner, Chief Constable and other professionals, and fellow Youth Commission members.
- Age restrictions
Ages 14-24 years.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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