CRAC - Communication, Results, Action Committee
Youth and Police CRAC (Communication, Results, Action Committee)
CRAC (Communication, Results, Action Committee) has been delivered in partnership with Barnet Police since 2003. It brings young people and the police together at regular meetings to break down barriers and improve relations between the two groups. It also aims to challenge negative perceptions and stereotypes they may have of each other, to ensure young people have factual information about the law and how it affects them, and to work together on solutions to crime and personal safety issues that affect young people lives.
Previous work has included producing information leaflets on the stop and search process, cyber bullying and personal safety.
Every Secondary School and college in Barnet is invited to bring pupils to meetings. The schools that attend reflect the broad diversity of pupils and academic achievement across the borough and schools are encouraged to bring any pupils they think would benefit. That could be pupils who have had no previous interaction with the police for any reason, or those who have had frequent interaction with the police.
The meeting are once every half-term (6 times a year) from 9.45am – 12pm. We ask those attending to let us know the topics they would like covered and meetings generally consist of presentations, discussions, workshops, Q & A sessions.
Topics during the 11-12 academic year have covered, Joint Enterprise, Stop and Search and Knives & Weapons and presentations have included Hate Crime Unit, SO19 Firearms Unit and Victim Support
Dates for the 12 -13 academic year have not yet been set but if you would like further information please contact Alison.Kira@catch-22.org.uk