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28 July, 2016

Young people wanted to make a difference to their community

The North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime are looking for young people aged 14-25 who live in North Yorkshire and want to make a difference to their community.

The Youth Commission allows young people to get involved and have their say about policing and crime where they live. It enables young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, and North Yorkshire Police.

The Youth Commission, piloted in July 2015, was funded through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund. In June 2016, funding was extended for another two years to enable the Youth Commission to further explore the findings outlined in their final report. The Youth Commission are now looking for new members to take this work forward.

If you are aged between 14 -25, live in North Yorkshire and want to make a difference to your community, we want to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain new skills, knowledge and experience.

“When I met the Youth Commission members at the “Big Conversation” I was inspired by their enthusiasm and the work they’ve completed” said Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, “It’s invaluable and allows us to look through the eyes of young people to gain a better understanding of their concerns and how they feel the police could help and support them.

“I am now looking for more young people to take up the challenge and move forward the good work already completed. If you think you have what it takes then we want to hear from you. The closing date is Friday the fifth of August so you will need to be quick, good luck.”

Youth Commission member Luke Oliver-Tyas said: “I got involved with the Youth Commission because I felt it would be a good way of improving my understanding of the issues young people face around the whole of North Yorkshire. I also felt it gave me the opportunity to help young people to get their opinions across and make them feel like their views and opinions are needed and wanted.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my work with the Youth Commission because it involved talking to a range of different people around the county, discussing with them the issues that they face and their own experiences.

“I feel I gained a whole new perspective on the issues that young people face as well as developing my skills as a youth support worker”.

If you have what it takes, or think you may have, complete an application form and send it in.

For more information

Kaytea Budd-Brophy
m: 07766 066 714

Closing date for applications is Friday 5 August.

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