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Study Committee to begin making recommendations to implement “The Wisconsin Model” of juvenile corrections

MADISON – Last week State Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) was appointed to the Juvenile Corrections Study Committee created under 2017 Act 185, which brings important reforms to Wisconsin’s juvenile corrections system.

Following bi-partisan passage of legislation earlier this year, the 25 member committee is tasked with making services and programming recommendations to be implemented by Department of Corrections (DOC) as part of the new regional model. The committee will also make recommendations for locations of DOC Type 1 facilities, among other duties.

In response to his committee appointment, Rep. Goyke stated:

“Wisconsin is taking its first step in meaningful corrections reform. I am grateful for the appointment to the Juvenile Corrections Study Committee. I am ready to get to work.

I am honored to have worked closely with Rep. Schraa and other bi-partisan authors on the crafting of the legislation creating this committee and reforms to our corrections system. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make these reforms a reality. We can now establish and implement ‘The Wisconsin Model.’”

The committee will hold its first meeting later this month with recommendations regarding services and programming due by September 1 and recommendations for Type 1 juvenile corrections facilities due by November 1.

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