Posted on November 3, 2021
In response to 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, I will be joining House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90), and State Senator Paul Cicarella (R-34) in hosting a Juvenile Justice Forum on Monday, November 15 at Mildred A. Wakely Community & Recreation Center located at 7 Linsley Street in North Haven.
As part of the forum, we 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 are 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: Mildred A. Wakely Community & Recreation Center
7 Linsley St., North Haven, CT
WHEN: Monday, November 15TH at 7:00 p.m.
*masks will be required per facility rules*
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov or (800) 842-1423 with any questions or concerns related to state government. You can also follow my legislative activity by visiting my website, www.RepYaccarino.com, or on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/repyaccarino.
State Representative Dave Yaccarino