Dr. Betsy Matthews named to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear

Dr. Betsy Matthews
Dr. Betsy Matthews, associate professor in Criminal Justice and Police Studies, has been named to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Created in 1997, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has played a pivotal role in reforming Kentucky’s juvenile justice system and creating an effective, equitable system to prevent juvenile crime and delinquency.

The Board is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all youth in the Commonwealth by actively advising the Governor, policymakers and the public on matters related to improving system of care, enhancing interagency community collaboration, and promoting effective programming necessary to serve the whole child.

Matthews joined the EKU faculty in 1999 and received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. She began her career as a child care worker in a residential treatment facility for behaviorally disordered adolescents. She will serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board through Sept. 15, 2016.

Published on October 25, 2012

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