Young Edmontonians urge police

Submitted on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 06:14

Members of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Youth Action Project on Justice

EDMONTON - A committee of youths of various ethnic backgrounds presented a list of recommendations to the Edmonton Police Service on how to break down barriers between the police and marginalized youth.

"Young people have the solutions to community problems. I hope that the powers-that-be take a moment to listen and to take in what the youth are saying," said Maigan van der Giessen, lead facilitator with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Youth Action Project on Justice.

The group has been meeting since September 2016, speaking with police officers and community organizations to better
understand barriers to justice.