Supreme Court commission asking Springfield-area residents for feedback on juvenile courts

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness will hold a public feedback session Aug. 12 in Springfield to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system.

All community members are invited to attend this session, which will focus on:

  • Listening to ideas, experiences or recommendations from the public; and
  • Examining strategies from community members about the juvenile justice system and ways Missouri courts can best meet the needs of our youth.

The commission also will share its progress in addressing currently identified issues and the ongoing process for future changes.

The session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in the upstairs meeting room at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 East Central Street, Springfield, Missouri 65802. For directions, call (417) 862-0135.

The commission was established in 2015 under the direction of then-Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge. 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 – to identify solutions and make recommendations for improvement.

Future events are planned for Cape Girardeau, Kansas City and St. Louis.

For more information, contact Beth Riggert at (573) 751-4144.

Click here for the official notice from the Supreme Court of Missouri.

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