About the Youth Commission

Anyone aged between 14 and 25 years, and living with the North Yorkshire policing area is eligible to apply to become a member of the Youth Commission.

The Youth Commission comprises of up to 30 young people who are team players and willing to get involved. They are from a diverse group of young people who broadly reflect the make-up of the local population, including those who may have direct experience of the police and the criminal justice system.

What does a member of the Youth Commission do?

  • Take part in Youth Commission members’ meetings:
    Members participate in four Youth Commission members’ meetings. (July, August, October and December). At these events, the members discuss and set objectives for the project, they develop skills and come up with creative ideas for workshops that will reflect, and review the progress of the project.
  • Advise the police force: Members have the opportunity to advise North Yorkshire Police about issues affecting young people and to inform the development of their youth strategy.
  • Work on special topics: Members work together on a wide range of topics such as anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, reducing offending and re-offending among young people, and the relationship between young people and the police.
  • Gather the views of other young people: Members are given support to carry out 30 hours of peer research with other young people in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups.
  • Plan events: Members work in a team to design and plan events to engage other young people in their area.
  • Report back to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner: Members contribute towards the analysis of information gathered from young people in their area, and present their conclusions to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
  • Help to host the Youth Commission Conference at the end of the year: Members present the Youth Commission’s results and recommendations at an end of year conference and get involved in discussions with the police, professionals and other young people.

Apply to join the North Yorkshire Youth Commission

Are you 14-25 & live in North Yorkshire?
Have opinions about police & crime?
The North Yorkshire Youth Commission Needs You!

Do you want to:

  • Work alongside other young adults to make a change?
  • Advise the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police?
  • Develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience?

Find out how to apply – Youth Commission seeks new members


Keep up to date with the activities of the North Yorkshire Youth Commissions’s by searching for #YouthCommission #KeepingYourMatesSafe on Twitter.

Getting in touch

Please contact:
Chris James
e: chris@leaders-unlocked.org