Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kansas African American Affairs Commission to host community discussion on juvenile justice

TOPEKA, KAN. — The Kansas African American Affairs commission in conjunction with community partners will be holding a community dialogue and strategic planning discussion on the topic of Juvenile Justice Monday,  Nov. 25, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jack Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

African American adolescents are at greatest risk of failing to make successful transitions into adulthood and often end up in detention centers and other locked institutions.

These adolescents disproportionately come from impoverished, single-parent households.

This event is designed to create a juvenile justice reform agenda which improves the chances of delinquent Kansas City youth making a successful transition into adulthood.

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