Department of Juvenile Justice

djj.ky.gov

Bob Hayter is the new commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary Michael Brown made the announcement today. 

School's out for the summer. For young people in New York City, if last summer was any guide, that may mean they're less likely to be arrested.

The connection between young people, especially poor boys of color, getting into trouble in school and getting into trouble with the law is known as the "school-to-prison pipeline."

wikipedia.com

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.