From Frankfort

Westerfield sends letter asking for state agencies to collect data on disproportionate minority contact

04/19/2017 12:54 PM

The defeat of legislation aimed at reducing disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile system, and setting a base for the age at which children would be allowed to be put in secure detention facilities was “easily the biggest disappointment and frustration,” for Senate Judiciary Chair Whitney Westerfield during the legislative session. “This is a problem that exists. Senate Bill 20 is aimed at addressing disproportionate minority contact,” Westerfield said in an interview with Spectrum News on Tuesday. “It is a... Read more 

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