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Kentucky’s Fight in the Battle Against Drug Overdose Deaths

Wednesday, August 10, 2020
The 2019 Overdose Fatality Report Now Available

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Cabinet Secretary Noble Signs Executive Order Waiving 32 In-service Hours

Wednesday, July 08, 2020
The 8-hour course will satisfy 2020 training requirements

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Significant Number of Youth at DJJ Graduate from High School

Monday, July 06, 2020
Enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism

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Nearly $2 million Available to Fight Violence Against Women

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Grant program supports law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies, and victim services

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Recruits Return to DOCJT for Basic Training

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced Tuesday that law enforcement recruits from Class 511 may return to campus on June 28 to complete the Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy.

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Gov. Beshear Announces Plan to Open Southeast State Correctional Complex

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Gov. Andy Beshear and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet today announced plans for the Department of Corrections to open and operate Southeast State Correctional Complex.

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Grant Applications Available for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Funding to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal justice system

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Gov. Beshear: $9 Million in Federal Funds Available to Assist Local Public Safety Agencies, Governments in Fight against COVID-19

Friday, April 24, 2020
Funding through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

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KSP RECOGNIZES CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Trained advocates provide support to victims at every KSP post in Kentucky

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Grant Applications Available May 1 for Federal Victims of Crime Act

Monday, April 20, 2020
Funding to benefit programs that provide direct services to victims of violent crime

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Kentucky reports first incarcerated offender death related to COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday morning, April 17, an offender from Green River Correctional Complex passed away in the hospital after battling COVID-19.em>

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Marshall County Board of Education awarded more than $600,000 to Help Survivors

Friday, April 17, 2020
Federal Victims of Crime Act awarded to install security upgrades

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The Director of Communications serves as the primary point of contact for print and broadcast media outlets and strives to provide reporters with timely information in order to help meet or exceed their deadlines.  Reporters wishing to interview a member of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet should contact Morgan Hall 502-564-8214.
 
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Morgan Hall
Office: 502-564-8214
Cell: 502-229-8417

Department of Corrections: ​
Lisa Lamb 502-330-0362
 
Kentucky State Police:
Sgt. Josh Lawson 502-782-1780
 
Department of Criminal Justice
Training:
Kelly Foreman 859-622-8552
 
Department of Juvenile Justice:
Jason Reynolds 502-573-2738
 
Department of Public Advocacy:
Cara Lane Cape 502-564-8006
 
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