A juvenile justice community forum will be held in Salina this week. Kansas United for Youth Justice will host the event on Tuesday evening.
The forum will consist of a moderated panel that will discuss Senate Bill 367, the new juvenile justice reform which passed this spring and is currently being implemented across Kansas. This reform will reduce the number of youth incarceration facilities and invest in community alternatives that are safer and more effective than juvenile detention.
The forum’s panel will be representative of the juvenile justice system stakeholders and will highlight diverse perspectives on how Salina can benefit from the new reforms. The panel will be moderated by a court administrator. Panelists include:
- Keynote Speaker: Reverend Ruben Austria – Executive Director of Community Connections for Youth
- A representative from Child Advocacy and Parenting Services
- An impacted youth and parent or family member
- A restorative justice school counselor
The juvenile justice community forum is Tuesday, September 20th, from 5-7PM at the Salina South High School Auditorium.