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We cannot do this alone; we need your help.

          We are going to host a series of community forums which bring together formerly-incarcerated or otherwise justice-involved people with criminal justice professionals and state and local legislators.  We hope to hear from people whose voices are seldom heard in policy discussions. We will invite people who have been involved with or affected by the criminal justice system, as well as legislators and criminal justice professionals. 

          In addition to direct conversations with legislators, we will also use the forums as an opportunity to collect data on the concerns and ideas of those affected by the justice system in these areas:   Entry/Diversion programs, Sentencing Reform, Access to Healthcare, and Reentry.  Our plan is to make this data available to state and local legislators to inform ongoing work to improve our justice system.

Our first three forums are finished, you can view our findings by clicking ‘View Our Reports’ above.

Breonna Taylor Letter

Photos From The Lexington Virtual Forum

Comments from Governor Andy Beshear

Photos From The First Two Forums

Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum

July 15th | 1PM to 4PM
Saint Augustine Church
13th and Broadway
Panelists Include:
Rep. Scott Dist 41
Sen. Higdon Dist. 14
Experts and individuals directly affected by the Criminal Justice System


Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum

October 25th | 1PM to 4PM
H L Neblett Community Center
801 W 5th St. Owensboro, KY
Panelists Include:
Rep. Jim Glenn; Dist. 13
Sen. Whiteney Westerfield; Dist. 3
Experts and individuals directly affected by the Criminal Justice System


KCJF In The News


WHAS11 at the House Bill 7 Panel Discussion

WHAS11 footage from the House Bill 7 Panell Discussion.
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Wave3 House Bill 7 Discussion Scheduled

Community discussion to explain welfare and family services bill scheduled.
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WLKY House Bill 7 Panel Discussion

Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum announces a panel discussion on House Bill 7.
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Bishop Stowe

Struggle for justice integral to living the faith

An article about Bishop Stowe's Keynote address at the Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum
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Bishop Stowe to Address KCJF

Bishop John Stowe, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address to a virtual forum of the Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum (KCJF)
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Lady Justice

U of L News

Report reveals challenges to criminal justice reform in Kentucky (August 26th, 2020)
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KCJF Owensboro Times

Owensboro Times

State legislators to speak at public criminal justice forum on Friday (October 21st, 2019)
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KCJF Susan Montalvo-Gesser


Agencies to Hold Community Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform (October 16th, 2019)
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Randolph Jail

Spectrum News 1

Criminal Justice Reform in Kentucky (July 15th, 2019)
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Community Asked to Join Conversation on Reforming Kentucky's Criminal Justice System (July 9th, 2019)
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Wave3 News

KY Criminal Justice Reform Forum Set to Take Place July 15th (July 9th, 2019)
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More to Come

          We have completed our third Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum. We’ve started compiling information from the responses. We have also asked out participants where they might want Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum to go next. We will let everyone know a solidified date as soon as we confirm it.

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