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KyCIR's Kate Howard Chosen For National Juvenile Justice Fellowship

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The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's Kate Howard is one of 26 journalists across the country selected for a fellowship program that aims to strengthen juvenile justice reporting.

The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice runs the year-long program. Howard will join juvenile justice leaders and other journalists next month at a two-day symposium in New York City.

“Election year in the United States is a critical time for journalists to explore and publish excellent investigative work on the progress—or lack of it—of juvenile justice reforms,” said Stephen Handelman, Director of the CMCJ. “Our program connects reporters with the experts in the field so that they can inform the public of the choices ahead.”

Thefellowship program, sponsored by the Tow Foundation, features award-winning journalists working in a variety of mediums.

Howard joined KyCIR in April. Her first investigation examined staff misconduct in state juvenile detention centers. Another report explored how Kentucky's confiscated guns end up back on the market.

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