Let Children Out of the Criminal Justice System


Kids cannot drive, sit on juries, enter contracts, join the military, smoke, drink, marry, or hold political office. But, when it comes to matters of crime and punishment, the differences between children and adults are too often ignored. Join us in asking the legislature to keep kids out of the criminal justice by putting in place common-sense juvenile justice reforms.

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Keep children out of court

A variety of Kentucky laws treats Kentucky kids like adults when it comes to our justice system. These laws hurt all Kentucky families but they have a disproportionate impact on Black kids. We need a system that treats Kentucky kids like kids, not like tiny adults – please support juvenile justice reform.

Children who have been accused of acting out should be supported with access to services and not punished. Children are different, please support juvenile justice reform.


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