January Coalition Meeting: Juvenile Justice
The Coalition Meeting on Thursday, Jan 9th focused on Juvenile Justice and proposed legislation to create more collaboration between schools and police departments.
House Bill No. 6682: AN ACT CONCERNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL
Justin Carbonella, Director, Middletown Youth Services Director, Chair, Middletown Area LIST
State Senator, Paul Doyle (D), Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield (D), Member of the Judiciary Committee
Lara Herscovitch, Deputy Director, CT Juvenile Justice Alliance
Click here for the meeting handout which includes relevant documents to get you started learning about the issue.
Here are some additional resources to help you understand the issue more fully.
You can read the most recent version of the proposed legislation here.
Check out this story from WNPR on the decrease in youth in adult prisons as a result of CT's Raise the Age Campaign.
Article from the CT Health Investigative Team about the Juvenile Incarceration Rate
Here are the full versions of the documents in the handout:
Disproportionate Minority Contact Fact Sheet from Connecticut Voices for Children
Student Arrests in Connecticut Fact Sheet from Connecticut Voices for Children