Smart on Crime Coalition Partner, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Shines Light on the Commonwealth’s High Rate of Children Living with Relative Caregivers

Smart on Crime Coalition Partner, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Shines Light on the Commonwealth’s High Rate of Children Living with Relative Caregivers

Kentucky Youth Advocates, a partner in the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, analyzed the newest U.S. Census Bureau data from 2016-2018 and found that the Bluegrass State continues to have the highest-in-the-nation rate of children raised by a relative.   Compared to the previous period from 2013-2015, the numbers have nearly doubled from 53,000 to 96,000 […]

Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition Adds Three New Member Organizations

Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition Adds Three New Member Organizations

The Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition (KY SOC) announces the addition of three new coalition members: Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. Joining the eight current members, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Catholic Conference of Kentucky, […]

New Issue Brief Demonstrates Impact of Rising Parental Incarceration on Kentucky’s Children

New Issue Brief Demonstrates Impact of Rising Parental Incarceration on Kentucky’s Children

Kentucky Youth Advocates highlights the urgency of criminal justice reforms in the Commonwealth Kentucky Youth Advocates, a partner in the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, released an important issue brief February 8th highlighting the troubling and growing prevalence of children with incarcerated parents in the Commonwealth.  The brief, Minimizing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on […]

Annual U.S. Department of Justice Data Shows Kentucky Incarceration Rates Surging

Annual U.S. Department of Justice Data Shows Kentucky Incarceration Rates Surging

Ninth-highest overall rate, second-highest female rate demonstrate necessity of criminal justice reform in 2018 session of General Assembly New data from the federal agency charged with tracking criminal justice statistics around the nation reveals Kentucky’s incarceration rate is surging even though the nation’s incarceration rate declined for the third consecutive year.  KY now has the […]

CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group Recommendations

CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group Recommendations

After weeks of study and discussion, the CJPAC Kentucky Justice Reinvestment Work Group has released their final report.  It contains 22 data-driven policy recommendations aimed at improving public safety by holding offenders accountable and reducing recidivism. “Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition was proud to have a seat on the CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group.  Our […]

Kentucky prison population projected to grow by 4,400 in the next decade at a cost of more than $600M

Kentucky prison population projected to grow by 4,400 in the next decade at a cost of more than $600M

11/29/2017 Press Release from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet The CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group is projecting that, without significant legislative solutions, Kentucky’s inmate population will increase by 19 percent over the next ten years, overwhelming jails and prisons and burdening taxpayers with nearly $600 million in additional costs. Kentucky Justice […]

Expungement Information Session

Expungement Information Session

Learn if you are eligible for expungement and how to clear your record! Talk to an attorney about getting free legal services if you qualify. Will be held in the ballroom of Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) (300 North Main Street, Versailles KY 40383). Where Kentucky Community and Technical College System Address 300 […]

Senate Bill 120 Passage

Senate Bill 120 Passage

Kentucky Smart on Crime is proud to announce that Senate Bill 120 has been passed! This bill will help work towards public safety improvements that seek to put people who have been convicted of crimes back to work so they don’t return to crime and prison. SB 120 is a good first step toward a […]