State officials will hold a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the current state of the juvenile justice system and how it can be improved through data-driven, fiscally-sound legislation with inter-branch, bipartisan support.
Governor Kay Ivey, Alabaster-Republican State Sen. Cam Ward, Chief Justice Lyn Stuart, Moody-Republican State Rep. Jim Hill (R), and Mobile-Democrat State Sen. Vivian Figures will discuss the efforts of the Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force, which issued a set of recommendations last month for consideration during the 2018 legislative session.
According to a news release from the Governor’s office, this legislation will accomplish four goals:
- Promote public safety and hold juvenile offenders accountable.
- Control taxpayer costs.
- Improve outcomes for youth, families, and communities in Alabama.
The press conference will take place in the Capitol Auditorium Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. CT.