London,
11
May
2008
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00:00
Europe/London

Public forum to focus on young people

Young people in Hackney will be the focus of the next meeting of the Community Engagement Board, a regular community-led forum supported by the Metropolitan Police Authority, with the involvement of key voluntary and statutory organisations in the borough.

Members of the public, and especially young people or those concerned with community safety issues which involve young people, are welcome to come and have their say. The meeting takes place on:

Wednesday, May 28th, from 6-8pm
at
Morley Hall (City Edge), 125-7 Mare Street
London E8 3RH.
(refreshments are provided)

“Young people are often associated with crime and anti-social behaviour but what is not often realised is that the vast majority are well behaved and law-abiding,” said Terry Stewart, Chair of the Hackney Wick Community Association and a member of the Community Engagement Board executive. “They are also more likely than older people to be victims of crime. This is why it is so important to find out what matters to them.”

Subjects under discussion include how best to engage with young people, and how to prevent youth crime and anti-social behaviour. There will be presentations about Hackney Council s Mobile Intervention Team, an innovative approach to tackling youth violence, which works in partnership with Operation Curb, the Metropolitan Police initiative aimed at tackling youth-on-youth violence; as well as a look at Hackney’s Police cadets scheme which helps young people to develop new skills and take part in community and outdoor activities; and the Safer Schools partnership, which promotes awareness of community safety issues and ensures that schools remain safe.

For more information or to register your interest in coming along, contact Jason Davis, partnership adviser for the Safer Cleaner Partnership, at Jason.davis@hackney.gov.uk.


Issued by:
Ruth Garland
Partnership communications adviser
London Borough of Hackney
020 8356 2476