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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | Jan 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | Jan 12, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Poverty | Public Safety

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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December 16, 2016

Malloy To Try Again To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | Dec 16, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Education | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, less than three weeks away from the start of the 2017 General Assembly session, made it clear Thursday that he will once again be pushing hard to pass legislation allowing 18-to 20-year-olds to be tried as juveniles.

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November 7, 2016

OP-ED | Imagining a World Where No Child Goes to Prison

by Abby Anderson | Nov 7, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Opinion

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We are going to close the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), and that is going to say a lot about our state.

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November 4, 2016

Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | Nov 4, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Taxes | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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September 22, 2016

Not All Opioids Are Equal

by Jack Kramer | Sep 22, 2016 7:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Health | Waterbury

Jack Kramer photo You have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Connecticut is in the midst of a heroin and opiate crisis.

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August 7, 2016

Retired State Supreme Court Justice Borden Dies at 79

by Christine Stuart | Aug 7, 2016 8:48pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Obituary

CTNewsJunkie file photo Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden died on Sunday at age 79. He was an advocate for a more transparent judiciary, juvenile justice reform, and a proponent for changing the way police conduct criminal identification lineups.

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June 14, 2016

OP-ED | Sound, Unfunded Reform

by Abby Anderson | Jun 14, 2016 9:08am
Posted to: Juvenile Justice | Opinion

This session, the legislature passed landmark legislation to improve our juvenile justice system. Yet the state budget starves that very system for funding. So the question is: What happens to our kids when a groundbreaking law runs up against an austerity budget?

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June 13, 2016

Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Labor | Bridgeport | Workforce Development

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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June 7, 2016

More State Employee Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2016 9:12pm
Posted to: Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Labor | State Budget | State Capitol

shutterstock Another 19 layoffs were announced Tuesday — in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Office of Governmental Accountability — bringing the total number of executive branch layoffs up to 712.

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