Kentucky Youth Advocates

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Wed May 16, 2012

Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky's Juvenile Justice System


A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state's high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes.

The report released this week, Ending the Use of Incarceration for Status Offenders in Kentucky, shows nearly one in every six incarcerated youths under age 18 is jailed for low priority offenses. The data comes from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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