THE Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cleveland is offering young people “amazing” opportunities via Cleveland Youth Commission.
The OPCC in partnership with Leaders Unlocked are looking to recruit young people, aged 14 to 25, to fill the final few places for the 2021-22 Cleveland Youth Commission.
The Youth Commission gives young people the chance to have their say about issues which are important to them. In addition, they can air their views on policing and crime in their communities.
This project enables them to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland and Cleveland Police.
According to current Youth Commissioners, the project has given them the chance to learn life skills and take an active part in their communities.
Nieve Rusby said: “My experience in Cleveland Youth Commission has been amazing. I have loved every minute of it, especially with the opportunity to become Chief Constable for the day last year!
“Even if you don’t want a career in the police, the opportunities are amazing for self-growth and life skills.
“The Youth Commission allows you to have your say in the world of policing and help to combat issues within the local area.”
Rina Wardman said: “I believe the Youth Commission is important as it gives young people a chance to be able to use their voice in order to make change for the better.
“Joining the Youth Commission is an amazing opportunity as it allows you to meet people from your area who have had different lifestyles to your own. It also allows you as an individual to make a difference within your community.”
To join the Cleveland Youth Commission you need to be aged 14 to 25 and live in the four boroughs, which make up the Cleveland Force area – Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. All sessions are tailored to fit around school, college and work commitments.
We are looking for young people, who are good team players with a commitment to the project and are willing to take part in all activities, such as talking to other young people and helping to run workshops.
The Youth Commission aims to recruit 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 justice system.
Applications and further details for this year’s Youth Commission are available at:
Youth Commission – Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner (pcc.police.uk)
For further information email Kaytea Budd-Brophy at [email protected]
Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected] by Friday 17 September 2021.
The next Youth Commission meeting takes place on Saturday 25 September 2021