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Kentucky and Hawaii Adopt Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reforms

In July, Hawaii adopted a comprehensive set of juvenile justice policy reforms that will halve the number of youth held in the state’s secure facility and improve public safety by redirecting much of the savings to proven strategies for helping troubled youth move toward productive, law-abiding lives. To learn more, read here: http://www.pewtrusts.org/Research-and-Analysis/Issue-Briefs/2014/07/Hawaiis-2014-Juvenile-Justice-Reform. In May, Kentucky adopted comprehensive juvenile justice reforms through Senate Bill 200. These reforms are expected to save Kentucky taxpayers as much as $24 million over five years while protecting public safety, holding juvenile offenders accountable for their actions, and improving outcomes for these youth and their families. To learn more, read here: http://www.pewtrusts.org/Research-and-Analysis/Issue-Briefs/2014/07/Kentuckys-2014-Juvenile-Justice-Reform.