Teen lobbies for more crime prevention

Georgia Stevens.
Georgia Stevens.

The Year 11 Rossmoyne Senior High student is part of Perth’s Youth Parliament and, for the past year, has been lobbying for further crime prevention throughout Perth suburbs.

Miss Stevens said she joined the Youth Parliament for the chance to voice her opinion about issues affecting youths.

The initiative places young people as Youth Members of Parliament, giving them the power to develop a Youth Legislation bill.

Members then debate this legislation during a residential camp held in September.

Miss Stevens, who is part of the Police and Justice Team in Parliament, is passionate about keeping our roads safe.

She believes the main issue within the City of Canning and surrounding suburbs is street violence.

‘There seems to be an increasing amount of street violence, and my main issue is the safety and security of innocent people,’ Miss Stevens said.

‘Young people just want to be able to feel safe and something needs to change because we continually hear about incidents happening on buses and trains, and it’s frightening.

‘This needs to be combated by getting more police officers on our roads so that everyone can enjoy themselves.’

Miss Stevens hopes to eventually study Law at university.

More than 100 young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 take part in Youth Parliament, meeting once a week.