Say Thanks to Elected Officials who Support Keeping Kids Out of Adult Court

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Kentucky's kids should be treated like kids, not adults. Children who are engaged in the legal system need access to community programs, trauma-informed counseling, and equitable education.

Senate Bill 32 (provisions of which were originally in Senate Bill 36) will end the automatic transfer of children to adult court for some offenses. The human brain is not fully developed until roughly 25 years of age. We must give our young people the support and resources they need to heal and move forward.

Senate Bill 32 will also address racial disparities in the legal system. According to WLKY, "of the 483 cases closed in 2020 in which juveniles were tried as adults, 53% of the defendants were Black, according to data from Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts. Only eight percent of Kentucky's population is Black, according to the most recent U.S. Census estimate."

Message Recipients:
Legislators who supported Senate Bill 32

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Thank you for supporting Senate Bill 32 and keeping Kentucky kids out of adult court!

This bill will help give Kentucky kids a fair chance and a make it easier for courts to treat them as the children they are.

I hope you, your family, and your staff are healthy, safe, and well.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]

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