Desistance or enforcement

Desistance or enforcement:
harnessing local energy to deal with gangs and youth crime

Wednesday 28th October • 12.30pm – 5.15pm
Wisemore Campus, Walsall College, Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8ES

Join us at a half-day event on Wednesday 28th October from 12.30pm to 5.15pm to explore effective practice in tackling youth crimeand gangs activity.

Guest Speaker: Joe Jackson – founder of Wolverhampton
Joe is an experienced community activist. As founder of Wolverhampton Citizens for Change Joe is an experienced community activist. As founder of Wolverhampton Citizens for Change he has engaged with police, schools and other agencies to support local youngsters onto paths of positive change.

Walsall College is piloting the Certificate in Community Safety course as part of the transnational EUGANGS project. EUGANGS brings together professionals and local residents to develop knowledge and skills in the area of gangs and youth crime, who in the process gain a Level 3 qualification. You will experience course content and explore practice to reduce the need for law enforcement.

Specifically the workshop aims to:

  • enhance understanding of the causes and nature of youth crime in our communities
  • identify strategies for closer police and community co-operation in finding solutions to youth crime

Who should attend?
The workshop will be of interest if you have a strategic role in dealing with youth crime, whether as a member of the community, within a statutory agency or voluntary organisation. College managers in public services are also warmly invited.

For more information and to express your interest email Colin Isham at: cisham@walsallcollege.ac.uk