Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy is looking for interested young people to join her Youth Advisory Group (YAG).
She is inviting young people aged between 15 and 24 from a diverse range of backgrounds to participate in the second year of the group.
The group meets 4 times a year to discuss policing and community safety from a young person's point of view. Participants also have the opportunity to attend visits, comment on discussion topics and raise issues affecting them and their peers directly with the Commissioner.
Jane Kennedy said: “When I took office, I promised to listen to all young people, valuing their interests and opinions as much as any other people in the community."
“This group gives me direct contact with young people, who are able to express their views and comments with me openly and honestly. This helps me to understand exactly what they want to see from our criminal justice system”.
"I was really impressed with the enthusiasm, interest and passion demonstrated by last year’s YAG members. Sadly many of them have now moved on to new pastures, whether in further education or with their careers."
“That means we now have the space for some new members to get involved. This is a great opportunity for young people to share their views with me, learn more about the police and criminal justice system and, most importantly, have their say.”
To express interest in joining the group please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by 6th February 2015 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the group, or if you have any questions, please call (0151) 777 5155 or visit the Commissioner’s website www.merseysidepcc.info/home/about-us/youth-advisory-group.aspx