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12:42 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Kentucky Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Ideas For Reform

A group of lawmakers and youth stakeholders has made recommendations for how to improve Kentucky’s juvenile justice system to address low-level youth offenders who cost tax payers millions of dollars while receiving preventative services too late.

A 2012 report shows that one out of every six incarcerated minors is put away for low-level offenses. And the new findings show that misdemeanants and violators make up a majority of youth in out of home placements.

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