Applications open for new Kent youth crime czar role

PUBLISHED: 12:42 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:42 16 October 2013

Paris Brown with Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes. Pic by Gareth Fuller/PA

Paris Brown with Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes. Pic by Gareth Fuller/PA

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Applications are now open for Kent Police’s youth crime czar role.

The previous incumbent Paris Brown quit the role in April after it had emerged she had sent a string of abusive tweets from her Twitter account.

Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes has advertised the £15,000 a year job as an internship and is confident the role can still be an important one despite the controversy surrounding Miss Brown’s departure.

She said: “My own experience as a teacher and magistrate has shown me on a depressingly regular basis the social and human cost of young people being tempted into a life of crime or anti- social behaviour. Once in the criminal justice system, it’s very difficult to get them out.

“There is also a significant body of work required to help stop young people becoming victims of crime, which my youth commissioner will lead. I hope people will agree that young people will relate better to a young person.

“I also hope they will agree that if this post saves just one person from becoming a victim or a perpetrator, it will have proved itself to be a valuable investment in the community safety of Kent.

“There has been a huge amount of interest from young people looking to apply for this important role already. I very much look forward to receiving their applications and appointing my Youth Commissioner by the end of the year.”

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