Bishop To Address Virtual Forum on Criminal Justice

LEXINGTON — Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington will deliver the keynote address to a virtual forum of the Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum (KCJF), which will be hosted Thursday and Friday, May 6-7, from 1-4 p.m. and will discuss criminal justice reform in Kentucky. Rev. Dr. Don Gillet, pastor of East Second Street Christian Church in Lexington and executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches, will also speak.

With an eye toward reform that benefits the whole community, KCJF, in collaboration with the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, will bring together legislators, criminal justice professionals and formerly incarcerated individuals and their family members. The conversation will focus on what is working and on what improvements are needed. It will also explore collaborative partnerships and additional resources needed to meet stated goals.

Breakout sessions will include local courts, what are your civil rights, who are the police, jails and prisons, sentencing reform, access to health care and reentry.

For more information, contact Deacon Keith McKenzie: (502) 309-9717, Kentuckycriminaljusticeforum@gmail.com

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