Press Releases

Latest News from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 


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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Law Enforcement Veteran to Lead Department of Criminal Justice Training
Friday, May 06, 2016
Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that Mark Filburn, a law enforcement professional with more than 30 years of experience, has been appointed as the new Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT).
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Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders Named as Kentucky State Police Commissioner
Monday, March 21, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that Jeffersontown Police Chief Richard W. Sanders will serve as the new Commissioner for Kentucky State Police (KSP).
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