Governor Ivey Speaks at Juvenile Justice Task Force
ALABAMA GOVERNOR SAYS JUVENILE JUSTICE TASK FORCE WILL SEEK DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS YOUTH CRIME
Montgomery, AL (WSFA) – Alabama’s governor helped kick off the first meeting of the Juvenile Justice Task Force in Montgomery.
The state’s legislature created the group to find programs that hold juvenile offenders accountable and protect public safety.
Governor Kay Ivey said empirical evidence is key to reforming the system.
“This juvenile justice task force will take a comprehensive data driven look at the state’s judicial justice system, juvenile justice system, and what works to rehabilitate our youth while keeping our communities safe,” Governor Ivey explained.
The bi-partisan task force has 17 members.
Governor Ivey took office in April after disgraced governor Robert Bentley stepped down rather than face impeachment hearings.
She has not said if she plans to seek re-election next year.