FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2016) – Easing racial disparities across the system of care in the state’s juvenile justice and child welfare program will be the focus of a conference cosponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) this week.
The System of Care Academy, scheduled for June 8-10 at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate, will focus on racial disparity in juvenile justice and child welfare. The conference is sponsored by the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID), part of CHFS, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s Subcommittee on Equity and Justice for All Youth and Eastern Kentucky University.
The entire System of Care Academy program is at http://dbhdid.ky.gov/dbh/documents/soca/2016/program.pdf
WHAT: System of Care Academy: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact and Health Disparities across the System of Care
WHO: CHFS Deputy Secretary Judge Timothy Feeley
Rachel Bingham, Executive Officer, Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and Chairwoman, State Interagency Council
Juvenile justice, child welfare, education, behavioral health and other experts
WHEN: June 8-10, 2016
WHERE: Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington