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League Of Women Voters Meeting Focuses On Youth Justice

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The complex world of Youth Justice is the topic of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods meeting next week.

League member Cheryl Hobbs said she recently attended two programs through Nicolet College's Learning In Retirement that made her wonder about youth justice. She found out this area has high drug use among youth and other risk factors.

She says many people she's talked with are unsure what the future will bring...

"It seemed like a good time for us to become aware of what's happening and understand it...trying to think of ways we could help. So that is why we set up this meeting which is kind of a jumble of speakers and ideas in an attempt to become part of what our understanding is and what kind of action we could do and to make the community aware of it as well...."

Cheryl Hobbs says while the situation at the Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake facility in Irma drew attention to youth justice, she says there's another part of youth justice to examine...

"I'm really interested in what we can do to prevent people from getting to that point. We do have community groups that are active in that role...."

The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is being held Tuesday, January 8 at 1:30 p.m. at River Valley Bank on North 4th Street in Tomahawk. The meeting is open to the public.

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