Department of Juvenile Justice

3:45 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Bob Hayter Named Head of Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice


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. 

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11:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

A jury of 9th-graders is sworn in at a "teen court" session in Michigan.
Jennifer Guerra Michigan Radio

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 6:14 pm

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."

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12:37 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.

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