Harvey to retire as Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary
Kerry Harvey, the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, will retire at the end of January. Gov. Andy Beshear, who was recently reelected, made the announcement during his weekly press conference Thursday. The governor thanked Harvey for his service and added that Harvey’s decision was “his choice and his choice alone.” “He has […]
Disparities persist among Kentucky youth in juvenile justice system
Black and multiracial youth in Kentucky are more likely to have complaints brought against them – essentially, police reports – and are disproportionately detained, Kentucky Youth Advocates staff told legislators in Frankfort Tuesday. Cortney Downs, the chief equity officer for Kentucky Youth Advocates, said to the Juvenile Justice Oversight Council and the Commission on Race […]
Two juvenile justice bills advance in Kentucky Senate. Here’s what they say.
Two Senate bills aimed at addressing Kentucky’s juvenile justice issues cleared the Senate Appropriations and Revenue committee unanimously on Wednesday. The first, SB162, would allot millions of dollars to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for salaries, retention, new workers, security upgrades and more – among other things. Those price tags are: $3.2 million for […]