POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 67 "For individuals like this, there is often nothing we can do and we require RCMP and law enforcement to do their jobs," says Bhatti. 4) The disgruntled youth- The fourth type is one that Bhatti most commonly deals with: youth who are frustrated with society and have an axe to grind. These kids are often immigrants who aren’t adapting to their new culture well, who have an employment grievance, or who are upset over something going on at home. These kids often become focused on injustices in the world in places such as Syria or Israel and begin to believe that violence is the best response, he says. Bhatti says his program encourages these youth to channel their anger into creating change in their own communities. "What we do with youth like that is we acknowledge that these grievances are valid. But what we try to steer them toward is the positive way to express that grievance. It's not through violence," he says. ...continued John Maguire, 24, of Ottawa, is seen in this undated photograph. The NASR program offers training on how to lobby government agencies for specific change and how to put across a positive message through the media. The program's service model includes doing volunteer work, such as working for food pantries, handing out winter clothes to the homeless, and collecting food donations during Ramadan to give to the needy. "The idea is we train them with practical life skills, plus we'll give them the opportunity to offer service and to have ownership of their community," says Bhatti. Angela Mulholland, CTV News Published Friday, January 16, 2015