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When individuals bring children into their homes, they take on the responsibility of giving ... When the state takes a child into custody, it has the same responsibilities. Kentucky has failed the children at the seven detention centers operated by the ...

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SUBSCRIBE NOW Worse, children are still punished by confinement in small, concrete isolation cells where they sit alone and, too often, are inadequately monitoredGynnya McMillen, 16, died in one of those cells two years agoBecause the cell was not monitored, she received no medical treatment and her death was not discovered for 10 hours. “The effects of that confinement are devastating to the child,” said Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley, who took on his job shortly before Gynnya’s deathWhile most children don’t die in the confinement cells, the isolation can “exacerbate mental illness and post-traumatic stress responses suffered by many youth in the juvenile justice system,” according to Stop Solitary for Kids, a campaign seeking to end the practice To his credit, Tilley has been aggressive, smart and open about the challengeHe fired several people at the center where Gynnya died, which has since closed, as well as the then-commissioner of juvenile justiceHe hired a new commissioner, Carey Cockerell, who is charged with reforming the centers. He also hired the independent Center for Children’s Law and Policy of Washington, D.Cto examine the system and report backThe report will be a benchmark to measure progress — or lack of it — when the group re-examines the system in a year Here are some indicators that will tell us if his reforms are taking hold: ?  Fewer children relegated to solitary confinement and those who are will be carefully monitoredAs Tilley said, it should be used sparingly, for short periods of time and with “well-being checks” every 15 minutes ?  A psychologist with a specialty in adolescent behavior will be on staff, full time, at each of the centersThat will place a professional on site to work with staff to find appropriate responses to behavioral problems, reducing the need for confinement and improving the safety of residents and staffThere is state money for these positions. ?  Lower staff turnoverIn 2016 the Department of Juvenile Justice lost more employees than it hired, 180 to 151Last spring, GovMatt Bevin approved a 20 percent pay hike for juvenile justice workers, to improve retentionA more stable workforce should reduce shortages, improve professionalism and care. !function(){var TOUT=window.TOUT=window.TOUT||{},utils={getCanonicalLinkHref:function(){for(var links=document.getElementsByTagName("link"),i=0;i-1}}}(); !function(){var TOUT=window.TOUT=window.TOUT||{};if(console&&console.log&&console.log("Tout SDK: "+ +new Date),!TOUT._sdkScriptTagParsedAt){TOUT._sdkScriptTagParsedAt=new Date,TOUT.EMBED_CODE_VERSION="1.2.0";var sdkHost=TOUT.SDK_HOST||"",sdkProtocol=TOUT.SDK_PROTOCOL||("https:"==window.location.protocol?"https:":"http:"),analyticsHost=TOUT.SDK_ANALYTICS_HOST||"",analyticsProtocol=TOUT.SDK_ANALYTICS_PROTOCOL||sdkProtocol;TOUT.onReady=TOUT.onReady||function(func){return TOUT._onReadyQueue=TOUT._onReadyQueue||[],TOUT._onReadyQueue.push(func),TOUT},TOUT.fireSimpleAnalyticsPixel=function(trigger_name,attrs){var img=new Image,url=analyticsProtocol+"//"+analyticsHost+"/events?trigger="+trigger_name;for(var attr in attrs)attrs.hasOwnProperty(attr)&&(url+="&"+attr+"="+encodeURIComponent(attrs[attr]));return img.src=url,img},TOUT.init=function(brandUid,options){options=options||{};var sdkScriptId="tout-js-sdk";if(document.getElementById(sdkScriptId)&&!options.forceInit)return TOUT;if(brandUid=TOUT.SDK_BRAND_UID||brandUid,"undefined"==typeof brandUid||"string"!=typeof brandUid||0===brandUid.length||brandUid.length>7)return TOUT.fireSimpleAnalyticsPixel("sdk_log",{log_level:"error",log_message:"BRAND_UID_NOT_DEFINED",content_page_url:window.location.href}),console&&console.error&&console.error("TOUT - Invalid Brand UID: "+brandUid),TOUT;TOUT._initOptions=options;var script=document.createElement("script");script.type="text/javascript",script.src=sdkProtocol+"//"+sdkHost+"/sdk/v1/"+brandUid+".js",,script.className="tout-sdk";var firstScript=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];return firstScript.parentNode.insertBefore(script,firstScript),TOUT.fireSimpleAnalyticsPixel("sdk_initialized",{content_brand_uid:brandUid,sdk_embed_code_version:TOUT.EMBED_CODE_VERSION,content_page_url:window.location.href}),TOUT}}}(); (function(){ var brandUid = "c242a4"; TOUT.mapAsyncFetchApp.init(brandUid); TOUT.init(brandUid); TOUT.mapAsyncFetchApp.fetch(); })(); ! 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