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Public invited to share thoughts on state’s juvenile justice system

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness has announced that it will hold a series of feedback sessions this summer to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system.

Community forums are being planned for Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, with the first session scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Greater St. Mark Family Church, 9950 Glen Owen Dr. in Ferguson.

The public is invited to attend these sessions, which will focus on listening to ideas, experiences or recommendations from community members about the juvenile justice system and ways Missouri courts can best meet the needs of youth. The commission will share its progress in addressing currently identified issues and the ongoing process for future changes.

The Supreme Court of Missouri established the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in 2015. It focuses its study on six areas—the judicial system generally, the civil justice system, the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, the municipal justice system and the practice of law.

Click here to see an official release from the Supreme Court of Missouri.

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