Youth Advisory Group

Jane is committed to listening to the views and concerns of all the public on Merseyside, including our young people.

In order to make decisions based on what young people want from the criminal justice system, she has created a Youth Advisory Group (YAG) made up of a diverse mix of young people from a variety of backgrounds from across the county.

The YAG, which is made up of approximately 30 members, meets on a monthly basis and a broad range of subjects are discussed. These may range from how the criminal justice system deals with victims of domestic abuse, to looking at policing legislation such as stop and search and how young people are dealt with in custody.

Young people are asked to commit to a 12-month membership. In return, they receive training to help them in their role, including looking at safeguarding issues, equality and diversity and any relevant policing and community safety issues.

Jane said: "It is very impressive to the enthusiasm and motivation of these young people. They are full of ideas and creativity and it is exciting to hear their views and work with them to shape how the Force and my office engage with young people on Merseyside in the future."

Members of the Youth Advisory Group have a Terms of Reference which outlines their role and responsibilities. They are also asked to sign a Membership Agreement.

If you would like any more information about how it works, please contact the Community Engagement team on (0151) 777 5162 or by email.