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More than 100 youngsters and community volunteers turned out to give their views on policing and youth justice issues as part of a youth engagement project.
The event, held at Derbyshire Constabulary headquarters on Thursday (5 June), formed part of Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles’ wider youth consultation to capture the voice of the younger generation on community safety.
Delegates discussed a host of topical policing issues including the use of Stop and Search, Restorative Justice and E-Safety and were asked to complete the Commissioner’s feedback survey which asks youngsters detailed questions about their experiences of crime including cyber bullying and records their perspective on on Stop and Search tactics and the use of community remedies.
Commissioner Charles said: “I’ve made it clear that I intend to reach all corners of our community to find out what it is that makes people feel safer and how we can address their crime concerns. The younger generation has an important voice to be heard as a disproportionate number of young people fall victim to crime. I want to ensure we listen and learn from their experiences so that we can develop services that better meet their needs in the future.
“The young people that attended the event were very forthcoming with their opinions and I would like to thank them for sharing their views with me.”
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