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We talk about the growing rates of juvenile crime and how the justice system handles these cases


Juvenile violent crime is at its lowest level since 1987. Still, on average, juveniles were involved in one-quarter of all serious violent victimizations (not including murder) committed annually over the last 25 years in the United States, and in 2011 there were just under 62,000 juveniles housed in correctional facilities or detention centers. Joining us for a look at the current juvenile justice system, and what happens to a youth offender from the time of arrest through his or her incarceration, are Michele Temmel, director of the Juvenile Division of the Hamilton County Public Defender; Tracy McClorey, Lighthouse Youth Services juvenile justice division clinical supervisor; and Kim Brooks Tandy, executive director of the Children'?s Law Center.

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.