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March 12, 2019

Law Enforcement Seeks To Curb Juvenile Car Thefts With Legislation

by Jack Kramer | Mar 12, 2019 4:56pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Law enforcement officials in many towns across the state claim they are being hit by a wave of auto thefts.

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March 5, 2019

Judicial Branch Cuts Threaten Security, Juvenile Justice Programs

by Lisa Backus | Mar 5, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — Judicial Branch officials told members of the Appropriations Committee Monday that Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed Judicial Branch budget will jeopardize courthouse security and juvenile justice programs.

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February 15, 2019

OP-ED | Rehabilitation Should Be Afforded to Youth, Too

by Sarah Bryer | Feb 15, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Opinion | Cheshire

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The National Juvenile Justice Network, comprising 53 state-based advocacy organizations across 42 states and the District of Columbia, has frequently recognized Connecticut as a leader in its creation of a rehabilitative justice system for youth under 18. In this vein, we were pleased to see in your Feb. 5, 2019, article that Gov. Ned Lamont visited the T.R.U.E. Unit at Cheshire Correctional Institute where the program is committed to ending mass incarceration.

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February 11, 2019

Lengthy Investigations of Police-involved Shootings Prompt Calls for Legislation

by Lisa Backus | Feb 11, 2019 4:06pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Bridgeport | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT — Advocates say 13 months is too long to wait for investigations into police-involved shootings, but legislators in Hartford are wary of setting a deadline even though they empathize with victims’ families.

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February 5, 2019

Lamont Goes To Prison And Leaves Ready To Recruit More Employers

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2019 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, CT — As he entered the series of locked doors at Cheshire Correctional Institute, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday’s prison visit was his first.

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January 17, 2019

Coalition Backs Legislation To End Discrimination and Increase Prosecutorial Transparency

by Christine Stuart | Jan 17, 2019 5:30pm
Posted to: Courts | Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The ACLU’s Smart Justice coalition, which is led by formerly incarcerated individuals, wants the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that will increase prosecutorial transparency and another that would end discrimination of formerly incarcerated individuals.

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January 2, 2019

Outgoing Officials: Criminal Justice System Is In Good Place

by Jack Kramer | Jan 2, 2019 1:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Members of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission (CJPAC) held their final meeting last week and took time to reflect on what many said were monumental, positive changes to the system they helped manage.

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December 19, 2018

Lamont Eager to Learn More About Criminal Justice

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy, but Gov.-elect Ned Lamont wants to continue the progress that’s been made on criminal justice reform.

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December 7, 2018

OP-ED | Wethersfield Police Chief Paints Inaccurate Picture of Youth

by Christina Quaranta | Dec 7, 2018 11:52am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Safety

When something goes wrong in a community, whatever happened to asking its members what they need? Sometimes the answer we hear might be “more police,” or to “lock up the children” in our neighborhoods. But more often than not, when given the option, community folk will say that the answer is to get young people the help they need.

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September 24, 2018

Malloy Defends Criminal Justice Reforms With New Stats

by Jack Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 2:31pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted statistics that show crime trends continue to decrease in Connecticut while criticizing candidates for office who he said are misleading the public by stating the state is not safer than its been in decades.

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