Press Releases

Latest News from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 


Grant Applications Now Available Under the Federal Victims of Crime Act
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Funding benefits programs that provide direct services to victims of violent crime
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Child Fatality Review Panel Will Hold Three-Day Meeting at Rough River Dam
Friday, April 21, 2017
Kentucky's Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel will hole a three-day meeting next week to advance case reviews and discuss organizational matters for 2017
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Justice Secretary John Tilley Talks Public Safety with White House Officials
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Secretary Tilley was among several corrections leaders to visit the White House last week
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Kentucky Justice Cabinet accepting applications for the Justice Assistance Grant Program
Friday, March 03, 2017
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is now accepting applications for the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.
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Kentucky Justice Cabinet to Host Training Academy on Victim Assistance
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has been awarded federal funds to host a State Victim Assistance Academy, which trains groups that assist crime victims.
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Kentucky law enforcement agencies have reached turning point in rape kit backlog.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Department of Criminal Justice Training has helped hundreds of agencies improve policies under new law.
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Red Tape Reduction Initiative Leads to Life-Saving Law Enforcement Training Amendment
Monday, December 05, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announce today that it has eliminated an unnecessary impediment to annual law enforcement training.
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Grant Funds Are More Than Doubling for Programs That Help Crime Victims
Thursday, November 03, 2016
More than 90 organizations will receive a total of $14 million in fiscal year 2017
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Reformer in Youth Services Will Lead Kentucky's Juvenile Justice Department
Friday, August 26, 2016
Carey Cockerell brings decades of experience, including overhail of family pretection in Texas
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Reform Advocate has Felony Expunged Under New Kentucky Law
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
West Powell is among the first in Kentucky to have a Class D felony vacated from his record.
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Kentucky Justice Cabinet Announces Funding for Eight Anti-Drug Efforts
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Fund support a wide range of services to fight drug addiction.
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Application Deadline Has Been Extended for Victims of Crime Act Grants
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Programs that provide services to victims of violent crime can apply through July 10.
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2015 Report Released on Overdose Deaths
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A report today from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy underscores the dangers of fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid that is leading to more overdose deaths, often because dealers mix it with heroin and sell the lethal blend to unwitting addicts.
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