Safety, responsibility Focus of Annual Youth & Justice Forum

The annual Youth & Justice Forum is one of the most consequential programs that Uplift Foundation executes.

Police-community relations is an important issue in communities throughout the country. The Las Vegas Valley is no exception, having experienced several controversial officer-involved deaths of civilians.

Nearly 90 students and several dozen parents attended the eighth annual event on Saturday, April 29, at Cheyenne High School. We are thankful for the students and parents that attended, and we appreciate the feedback.

Kudos to the officers from the Las Vegas Metro, North Las Vegas and Clark County School District Police Departments for your guidance, to the Black Law Students Association at UNLV and the local chapter of the National Bar Association for insight on the legal ramifications of teenage misbehavior.

And thank you to our presenting sponsor, the NV Energy Foundation and supporting sponsor AT&T for your support and belief in our mission of connecting cops, kids and concerned community members in a constructive, solutions-oriented dialogue that builds trust and reduces tensions.