Source: (2000) Gazette: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Publication 62 (4): 9.

The National Youth Strategy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is intended to help young people overcome delinquent behavior. The RCMP utilized focus groups to inform its strategy and operations. This article summarizes some of the key ideas from one such focus group consisting of fifteen youths from across Canada and between the ages of 15 and 26. As Rod Carleton relates, it is important for RCMP to hear directly from a variety of youths about their experiences with police – both good and bad experiences – and for RCMP thus to recognize the diversity of Canada’s youth.