Youth For Safety and Justice
Youth for Safety and Justice is a youth empowerment project designed to foster community safety and justice for young women and girls. The project recognizes the need for active youth participation in addressing issues of violence against young women and girls, and is designed to provide youth with the knowledge and skills needed to assume a leadership role in promoting safety and justice for young women and girls -- youth-to-youth and within the community at large.
A core group of community youth will participate in learning and applying knowledge and skills in community safety and justice for young women and girls, youth advocacy, peer support and community social action. The project will utilize principles of Response-based Practice, already familiar to many in the community, to forward the interests of community safety and justice for young women and girls in a positive and respectful way.
The project will utilize the facilities of the Watson Lake High School for youth knowledge and skill development sessions planned to take place five times a year over the three years.