Posted on December 1, 2021
TRUMBULL – Responding to the concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the rampant increase in incidents involving the theft of motor vehicles, State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134), and Ben McGorty (R-122) along with Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will hold a Juvenile Justice Forum on Monday, December 13th 6:00pm at the Trumbull Library.
As part of the forum, the legislators will discuss changes to Connecticut laws over the last ten years, the most recent data, details of the House Republican’s plan to address the problem through legislation, and answer residents’ questions about this issue.
This stark rise in juvenile crime has alarmed residents from towns and cities throughout the state. Car break-ins, car jackings, stolen vehicles and other property related crimes being committed by juveniles who, when caught, display little fear of prosecution. For many homeowners and property owners, these crimes are personal, with many feeling like their voices aren’t being heard. Law enforcement officers have testified that they feel like their hands are tied, and juveniles are being released as quickly as they’re apprehended. Something must be done. Silence and denial are not the answer.
WHERE: Trumbull Library
33 Quality St., Trumbull, CT
WHEN: Monday, December 13TH at 6:00 p.m.
*masks will be required for unvaccinated per facility rules*
Anyone with additional questions regarding the Juvenile Justice Forum can contact the legislators via phone at their State Capitol office at 1-800-842-1423 or by email at David.Rutigliano@housegop.ct.gov, Laura.Devlin@housegop.ct.gov and Ben.McGorty@housegop.ct.gov.