Press Releases

Latest News from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 

Longtime Public Servant Will Lead Kentucky's Juvenile Justice Department
Monday, December 03, 2018
Raymond DeBolt previously served as deputy commissioner and general counsel for department
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Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Releases 2017 Overdose Fatality Report
Tuesday, July 25, 2018
Overdose Deaths Increased Last Year, Largely Due to Fentanyl
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Deputy State Police Commissioner to Helm Department of Criminal Justice Training
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Commissioner Alex Payne brings more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement
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Amid Opioid Crisis, New Partnership Will Enhance Autopsy Services and Training
Monday, April 30, 2018
Justice Cabinet teaming up with UK and U-of-L to strengthen Medical Examiner’s Office
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Expert panel recommends steps to control prison costs and reduce crime
Monday, December 18, 2017
Recommendations would reduce recidivism, cut future prison costs by $340 million
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Justice Reinvestment Panel Kicks Off Work to Strengthen Public Safety
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Expert panel will help focus resources on the most effective strategies to protect communities.
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Damon Preston Appointed as Kentucky Public Advocate
Monday, September 11, 2017
Preston brings more than 20 years of public defender experience to the role.
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Nearly $2 Million Available to Fight Violence Against Women
Monday, July 31, 2017
Grant program supports law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies, and victim services.
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Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley Testifying to Congress on the Opioid Crisis
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Secretary Tilley scheduled to speak to U.S. Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday
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2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The highly potent drug was a contributing factor in nearly half of lethal overdoses
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Kentucky Justice Cabinet Conducting Victimization Survey to Supplement Crime Data
Tuesday, May 02, 2016
Approximately 30,000 residents will be asked to report on experiences.
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