juvenile justice http://wfpl.org en 10 Takeaways From Frontline's Look at Criminal Justice and Louisville's Beecher Terrace http://wfpl.org/post/10-takeaways-frontlines-look-criminal-justice-and-louisvilles-beecher-terrace <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday night, the PBS show Frontline aired a documentary that took a deep look at the costs and challenges of the criminal justice system—and the focus was on Kentucky and a specific neighborhood in Louisville.</span></p><p>In 90 minutes, "Prison State" told the story of four Louisvillians, including two &nbsp;juveniles, who are entangled in Kentucky's criminal justice system.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:28:15 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9245 at http://wfpl.org 10 Takeaways From Frontline's Look at Criminal Justice and Louisville's Beecher Terrace Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-juvenile-justice-task-force-releases-ideas-reform <p>A group of lawmakers and youth stakeholders has made recommendations for how to improve Kentucky’s juvenile justice system&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">to address low-level youth offenders who cost tax payers millions of dollars while receiving preventative services too late.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:42:27 +0000 Devin Katayama 7971 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform With Savannah Dietrich in Mind, Bill Aims to Prevent Gag Orders Against Juvenile Victims http://wfpl.org/post/savannah-dietrich-mind-bill-aims-prevent-gag-orders-against-juvenile-victims <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of the high-profile&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Savannah Dietrich</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;court case, a bill in the Kentucky House would prevent judges from issuing gag orders against sexual assault victims undergoing trial in juvenile court.</span></p><p>If approved, House Bill 115 would allow juvenile crime victims to speak freely about their cases, said state Rep. Keith Bratcher, a Louisville Republican.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:46:12 +0000 Rae Hodge 4235 at http://wfpl.org With Savannah Dietrich in Mind, Bill Aims to Prevent Gag Orders Against Juvenile Victims Juvenile Justice Commissioner Says Minor Offenses Shouldn't Lead to Incarceration http://wfpl.org/post/juvenile-justice-commissioner-says-minor-offenses-shouldnt-lead-incarceration <p></p><p>The state’s leading authority on juvenile justice says he would like to see status offenders kept out of incarceration facilities.</p><p>A status offense is something a youth gets in legal trouble for, but an adult wouldn’t. Common status offenses are running away from home or skipping school.</p><p>Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Hasan Davis says he believes status offenders shouldn’t be held in a detention center for minor offenses.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:44:09 +0000 Kenny Colston 1935 at http://wfpl.org Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky's Juvenile Justice System http://wfpl.org/post/report-young-status-offenders-kentuckys-juvenile-justice-system <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state&#39;s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 357 at http://wfpl.org Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky's Juvenile Justice System