PPB YAC Proposal
Decrease conflict and animosity between youth and police by creating permanent youth voice on police interactions/policies. We suggest the introduction of the Portland Police Bureau Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
Inspired by the work of youth in various U.S. cities and counties, YEP proposes the Implementation of a Youth Advisory Council for the Portland Police, the chief, and the Mayor. This Council, detailed in the document below, would provide consistent advice on proposed measures that affect youth and youth of color and would also allow youth to propose their own changes to Police protocol or officer interaction. However, we also want this to serve as a model for youth-policing relations in your city. Please adapt this framework to your communnity.