Sheldon Whitehouse To Speak On Juvenile Justice System

Jun 9, 2014

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rhode Island Monday. It’s part of his work on drafting legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

Sheldon Whitehouse

“It’s at this point a listening and learning exercise to hear from the people who work in the field of juvenile justice and determine what changes would be advisable in the law,” said Whitehouse.  

Witnesses at Monday's hearing include Teny Gross from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, and Kid’s Count Executive Director Elizabeth Burke Bryant.

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