The #Shop-Wise Project was developed by Northumbria Coalition Against Crime (NCAC.)
It incorporates the North East Retail Crime Partnership and Youth and Community Programmes. It aims to engage young people on the subject of retail crime.
NCAC have delivered 32 sessions in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. It has requested £7,500 funding to develop the project further.
Building on its success, #Shop-Wise wants to deliver 55 sessions (reaching approximately 1650 pupils).
The sessions will be extended into Hartlepool, and Stockton as well as NCAC delivering sessions in schools in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough.
#Shop-Wise brings together NCACs work with retailers and children/young people, building on previous projects and delivering an innovative programme of retail theft prevention.
The #Shop-Wise Project supports the PCCs priorities of tackling re-offending and working together to make Cleveland safer.