Applications open for new Kent youth crime czar role
PUBLISHED: 12:42 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:42 16 October 2013
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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.”
To apply, visit kent-pcc.gov.uk/index.php?entry_id=1381916443.