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Knife and gun crime discussed at youth conference

12:54 10 April 2014

Teenagers perform during the Street Life 2 conference

Teenagers perform during the Street Life 2 conference

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Knife and gun crime were the topics of discussion at the second youth conference hosted by charity Community Links.

A teenager poses a question during the Street Life 2 conferenceA teenager poses a question during the Street Life 2 conference

Almost 300 people attended Street Life 2 which included artistic performances and a panel discussion with guests including a member of Newham Metropolitan Police Service.

The conference at Stratford Circus, which was led by a steering group of young people from youth clubs and projects across the borough of Newham who are training to become mentors, aimed to encourage young people to devise their own solutions to youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

Participants discussed how the police, anti-crime services and young people can work better together, and the valuable role of youth workers in discouraging young people from crime.

Geraldine Blake, CEO of Community Links, said: “We all listened hard to the solutions and suggestions for change that came from young people and Community Links will be ensuring that these are shared with police, policymakers and local agencies.”

Host/actor Harp Man, 30 speaks at Street Life 2 project launchHost/actor Harp Man, 30 speaks at Street Life 2 project launch

Judy Marsden, Director of Philanthropy at CVC, which helped fund the event, said: “It’s fantastic to see such widespread willingness from young people to do something about this vital issue. The CVC Foundation is delighted to support the Street Life programme and this event which will help spread the word in the community.”

Tuesday’s conference built on a similar event attended by over 300 young people in 2012.

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