Dacorum youth invited to gang and knife reality online event

Young people, parents and professionals from Hertfordshire are invited to an online event on the reality of gangs and knives.

The Lives Not Knives event, organized by the Hertfordshire Police Gangs and Schools team, will be webcast on Instagram on Tuesday 14 December between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The online event will feature inspirational speakers, who will share their own experiences with violent crime.

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Guest speakers include Richard Boxer, who will speak on the impact of drugs; Sharon James who will talk about her experiences with gang culture and criminal exploitation and Shelley Hails who will talk about motivational change in youth.

There will also be the opportunity for a long question and answer session, which may be anonymous.

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The Lives Not Knives event, hosted by the Hertfordshire Police Schools and Gangs Team, will be broadcast on Instagram on Tuesday 14 December.

“These online events are a great way to interact directly with youth, parents and those who work with children.

“We invite people with real experience with gangs and violence to talk about how their lives have been affected.

“Young people are more likely to listen to those who have been through situations similar to those they may be facing and hopefully make better decisions as a result.

“I want to thank the speakers who participate and share their stories. “

Anyone concerned about gang or knife related crime can call the Hertfordshire Police on 101. Young people who need help and advice on these issues can visit: www.herts.police.uk/cyp.

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