Yesterday was a very important day for me and for a group of Mother’s who have also lost a child to knife crime, as we were invited to meet Dame Cressida Rose Dick DBE QPM the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in London. We were invited to talk about our children, the impact that their deaths have on us, our experience with the Criminal Justice System and what we are doing to make changes. It was abundantly clear that the lack of resources and cuts to the police force, along with health care and education have had a huge impact on the increase in serious violence and that education and prevention is key to sway young people away from crime.
In spite of the lack of resources The Josh Hanson Trust will continue to fill the gap by talking to young people, parents and professionals in schools, colleges and Universities about the impact of knife crime. We also offer emotional support to families and young people who have been affected by knife crime and being commended for our efforts by the Commissioner was a very proud and inspiring moment.
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