Welcome to the Youth Crime Watch Nigeria
the African Centre for Citizens Orientation,
an NGO in Special Consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOCC.
Youth Crime Watch was established in 2002 when over fifty young people came
together to address the growing rates of crimes, violence and drug in the
city of Ibadan, Oyo State capital. This program has spread to other states
of the federation including but not limited to Ondo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun,
Ebonyi, Kwara, Imo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Kogi, FCT to mention but few.
The successful pilot Youth Crime Watch program was located in St. Teresa’s
College, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, where it experienced much success. In the first
year of the program’s implementation, students helped to reduce their school
crime problem. Equally important was the change in the students’ attitudes.
They were learning they could make a positive difference. Students were
reporting crime, saw positive results and enjoyed significantly improved
morale and school spirit.
2. To instill positive values, foster good citizenship and build self-confidence in our young people.
3. To enable youth to become resources for preventing crime, drug use and violence in their schools and neighborhoods.
Years experience in prevention
YCW Nigeria brings youths of all backgrounds together to identify and correct problems unique to their schools and communities. The YCW program empowers youths to take an active role in addressing the problems around them. Youths take ownership of their own YCW program for their schools, neighborhoods, public housing sites, recreational parks etc.