National conference focuses on Missouri juvenile system

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 7:13 a.m. CDT; updated 9:16 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 5, 2010

KANSAS CITY — A national juvenile justice conference takes place in Kansas City this week, focusing on Missouri's system of handling youth suspected of committing crimes.

Organizers planned to examine how Missouri has reduced the number of young people in detention and used smaller rehabilitation facilities for others. The conference was to start Tuesday with a discussion about Missouri's juvenile justice system by court officials and a law officer.

Missouri Chief Justice William Ray Price is scheduled to address the conference Wednesday.

The conference is organized by the Justice Policy Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


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