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Hate Crime revealed as young people’s top concern at Youth Conference

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed her Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like hate crime, serious violence and exploitation tackled in the future.

22 November 2021

Commissioner’s youth volunteers crack hate crime case

Youth volunteers working with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones have had the unique opportunity to take a walk through a police investigation into a Hate Crime and to become the jury in a mock trial for the case.

14 October 2021

Join the Youth Commission

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is looking for young people aged 14-24 years old to join her Youth Commission and act as the voice of young people on the police and crime issues.

15 September 2021

Sculpture unveiled to promote peace and raise awareness of the consequences of violence

Reveal/Conceal, a sculpture created by young people at Ashwood Academy, Hampshire Youth Offending and YMCA Basingstoke, has been unveiled and is now on public display in the Atrium at The Orchard, Basingstoke.

06 August 2021

Views on Serious Violence, Exploitation and Hate Crime sought by Youth Commission

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission is asking young people for their ideas on how to tackle serious violence (such as knife crime), the exploitation of young people, for example through grooming and county lines, and hate crime as part of its Big Conversation 2021.

25 February 2021

‘Words against weapons’: sculpture showcases Basingstoke young people’s stand against knife crime

A new sculpture depicting some of the thoughts and feelings of Basingstoke’s young people about knife crime has been unveiled as part of a project by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) to tackle youth knife crime through artwork.

18 November 2020

Hate Crime comes out as top issue of concern for young people in this quarter’s Big Conversation

Over 730 young people have responded to the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation this year providing their views on the topics of Hate Crime, Serious Violence and Exploitation. In the latest quarter’s results (April – June), Hate Crime was selected most often as the top concern for young people in the policing area.

14 October 2020

Join the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and make a difference

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.

07 October 2020

Young people take a stand against knife crime in Basingstoke

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) have come together to tackle youth knife crime through artwork promoting peace and hope. 

03 August 2020

Youth Commission put forward views of local young people to shape national Police during the Pandemic report

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has engaged young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to ensure their voices were heard as part of the national Policing the Pandemic study, resulting in the Hampshire Policing area being one of the top for the number of responses. Members of the Youth Commission also […]

17 July 2020

Youth Commission seeks views on Serious Violence, Exploitation and Hate Crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has launched its Big Conversation 2020 asking young people for their views on topical crime and policing issues.

23 January 2020

Drugs and alcohol tops Youth Commission poll as young people’s biggest concern

The Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation findings and recommendations at a conference on Saturday 23 November.

25 November 2019

Gold Award scoop for Youth Commission campaign

#RaiseAFlag campaign crowned best Public Sector Campaign by CIPR The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has won Best Public Sector Campaign at the South of England and Channel Islands CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards 2019 for its #RaiseAFlag campaign.

13 November 2019

First college students trained in Portsmouth to tackle cyber safety issues

Nine students at Highbury College, Portsmouth have been trained to recognise the signs of cyber safety issues, such as grooming, stalking and harassment, and to know what to do to stay safe as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme.

12 June 2019

More than 100 new Cyber Ambassadors trained

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16 April 2019

Youth Commission campaign shortlisted for national award

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has been shortlisted for a National Crimebeat award for its campaign to raise awareness among young people of the signs of an unhealthy relationship and the help available.

27 February 2019

Youth Commission Recommendation Conference

The Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like the key issues of mental health, hate crime, cyber safety and unhealthy relationships tackled in the future.

03 December 2018

School cyber safety project to roll out

School pupils across Hampshire Policing Area will be able to benefit from a Cyber Ambassador scheme.

24 October 2018

Youth Commission Celebrate National Recognition

This afternoon, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission are celebrating in Millbank, London following recognition of their work as a runner-up for a Lord Ferrers Award.

16 October 2018

Young people would rather report hate crime to a person than using an app, Youth Commission survey shows

A recent survey run by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission finds that young people prefer to report a hate crime face to face rather than via a website or an app.

15 October 2018

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