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Racial Disparities Persist in Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System, Advocates Call for Reform

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Youth lobbying group Kentucky Youth Advocates introduced information throughout a Tuesday legislative assembly revealing persistent racial disparities in Kentucky’s juvenile justice system, Roberto Roldan reports for WKMS. Regardless of a lower in general youth coming into the system, Black youngsters, who signify 11 % of the kid inhabitants, make up over 20 % of these within the system. Advocates urged for reforms to deal with the disparities and broaden entry to diversion packages, which have proven constructive outcomes. The info additionally highlighted the prevalence of disabilities amongst detained youth. Calls had been made to deal with group elements contributing to misbehavior and promote fairness within the system.

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