Posted on December 27, 2021
Rep. Howard to Host Juvenile Justice Forum
STONINGTON – 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 Representative Greg Howard (R-43), the Ranking Member of the Public Safety & Security Committee along with Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will hold a Juvenile Justice Forum on Wednesday, January 5th 6:30pm at the Stonington School District Office.
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: Stonington School District Office, 40 Field St. in Pawcatuck
WHEN: Wednesday, January 5TH at 6:30 p.m.
*masks will be required for unvaccinated per facility rules*
Anyone with additional questions regarding the Juvenile Justice Forum can contact the Rep. Howard via phone at his State Capitol office at 1-800-842-1423 or by email Greg.Howard@housegop.ct.gov.