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Charity expands “critical” police-youth scheme

By Mei-Ling McNamara 

A groundbreaking scheme to improve relations between police and young people in Lewisham is being adopted as a model for other boroughs.

The Critical Encounters programme, launched by the Second Wave Centre for Youth Arts in Deptford, was lauded for bridging the divide between youth and Lewisham police officers since it began three years ago.

stopsearchNow the weekly workshop has expanded its model further south. Last Thursday seven riot officers from Croydon paired with seven young people at Second Wave for the first time.

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