Mara Powell

Statement by Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates

We thank the Senate for unanimously passing SB 195, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Chair Whitney Westerfield, to help youth who get back on track expunge additional offenses. SB 195 will make youth record expungement more consistent with adult record expungement after passage of HB 40 during the 2016 General Assembly. SB 195 bill will help youth who stay out of trouble have brighter futures as contributing members of their community.

We appreciate the work of Chairman Westerfield in ensuring youth who get back on track continue to have opportunities to learn, work, and contribute to their community.