Senator Robin Webb, D-Grayson, has been appointed to serve on the recently formed legislative Juvenile Justice Working Group. The group will be tasked with reviewing current policies and making recommendations for improvements to the state’s juvenile justice system.
During the first week of the 2023 Regular Session, legislators passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 31 urging the executive and judicial branches to promptly provide information and address the serious concerns of the General Assembly regarding the treatment and protection of juvenile offenders and staff of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on this important working group,” said Sen. Webb. “Juvenile justice is a critical issue that affects communities across our state, and I am committed to working with my colleagues to ensure that our policies and practices are fair, effective, and in the best interests of all involved.”
The working group will focus on a range of issues, including funding, reducing recidivism, improving rehabilitation and reentry programs, and addressing disparities in the system. The group will also examine ways to provide better support for victims of juvenile crime and their families.
The working group is expected to continue its work in the coming weeks and will present its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly.
For more information about the Juvenile Justice Working Group, visit www.legislature.ky.gov. Sen. Webb represents District 18, which includes Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis Counties.