The Anne Arundel County Police Department is hosting a Minority Youth Advisory Council to promote direct and intentional conversations between Anne Arundel County students (age 14-18) with members of local law enforcement.
Each meeting will begin with Police-Youth dialogue rooted in restorative justice, allowing every participant to give voice to their feelings and concerns in a safe space with the support of the group. This will be followed by a town hall-style forum to address community concerns and needs. Officers will then assist in creating youth-led advocacy projects and recommendations based on identified needs.
Youth will be encouraged to research and discuss topics of interest to them, and they will receive information on things like restorative practices, trauma, substance abuse prevention, mental health, as well as other topics from guest speakers.
Anne Arundel County students who are interested are encouraged to apply by Friday, November 13, 2020 at www.aacounty.org/policeyouthservices .