Kentucky Reformed Juvenile Justice, And Left Black Youth Behind
When a youth is accused of a crime in Kentucky, an adult has to make a choice in nearly every step that follows. Allow the youth to avoid a formal charge, or bring the case to a judge? Send him back home to his own bed, or to sleep in a cell? Put another way: Offer another chance, or deny it? Disproportionately, the Kentucky youth denied that second chance are black.