Young people aren’t just adults of the future, they are citizens of today
Amplifying the Voice of Young People (AVoYP) is a Positive Prison? Positive Futures programme aiming to create a space for Scotland’s justice experienced young people (16-25) to have their views, ambitions and dreams for the future of the system and services they have encountered heard and acted upon.
By sharing their experience-based insights, we believe these young people can make a unique and invaluable contribution to the changes required at a national level to build fairer and safer communities in Scotland.
The programme pilot phase has now begun. The first Amplifying Voices (AV) Youth Forum, tasked with leading on the project, will be brought together in Glasgow and supported in achieving their aims by a number of Insights Panels.
Amplifying Voices Youth Forum
The Forum will be responsible for exploring, developing and implementing ways in which the voices of Scotland’s justice experienced young people can be represented at a National level.
Members will act as champions for the views and interests of this distinct population.
Young people are themselves a hugely diverse group with widely differing experiences, viewpoints, interests and concerns. In order to reflect and capture their diversity, Insights Panels will be brought together in a number of different settings and locations across Scotland.
Participants will contribute to the development of a Youth Manifesto containing recommendations which they believe would make the way in which they are dealt with as a distinct group, fairer and more effective.
We are looking for young people (16-25) who are passionate about youth representation and the improvement of Scotland’s justice system to join the project Steering Group and kick-start this innovative new project. The Group will discuss and agree what the AV Forum should look like and become its first members.
An application, including criteria for membership, can be found here: Application 2018/19
You can also download and print out the Word version of the form.
If you would like to support the AVoYP project through the establishment of an Insights Panel in your local area, please get in touch:
- Telephone: 0141 353 4312 (please leave a message as office not staffed full-time)
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: FREEPOST POSITIVE PRISON (just write this on the envelope – no stamp required)