The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14-25. The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people, informing and supporting Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, in his work and helping him to challenge the Chief Constable on areas that are of importance to young people.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, is pleased to see the hard work of his Youth Commission recognised with the award of “Inspiring” winner in the British Youth Council Awards.
Congratulations to members of the Youth Commission, who have already beaten their target of 1,700 responses to their ‘Big Conversation’, over three months ahead of the consultation closing.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission will be raising awareness of the dangers of taking Psychoactive Substances (‘Legal Highs’) among festival goers as part of its Lethal Highs campaign.
Each year, the members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission talk to young people across the region to find out more about their issues with crime and policing.
Under the Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) which came into force on 26 May it will be illegal to produce, supply, offer to supply, or import any psychoactive substance if it is likely to be used for its psychoactive effects, regardless of its potential for harm.