Daily Journal masthead

West Virginia governor to discuss juvenile justice reform Thursday in Huntington

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is outlining a new push to overhaul West Virginia's juvenile justice system.

Tomblin will be in Huntington on Thursday afternoon discussing reforms that passed last legislative session. The event will be at the St. Mary's Center for Education.

With the law, truancy diversion specialists will be in every county and youth reporting centers will expand statewide. Substance abuse recovery services, mental health programs and family therapies will grow.

Tomblin has said a task force's suggestions, which shaped the bill, would reduce state juvenile justice facility populations by at least 40 percent by 2020, while reducing projected costs by more than $59 million.

He has put a $5.4 million price tag on the project.

The law incorporated research and technical assistance by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.