Testimony from Josh Rovner to Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee on Youth Justice Reform

The Sentencing Project's Josh Rovner testified before the Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition SB 744, a bill that would roll back evidence-based recommendations for reform, limit the use of diversion, and negatively impact youth well-being.

Related to: Youth Justice

Maryland’s SB 744 would reverse evidence-based recommendations from the Juvenile Justice Reform Council and widen the net for system involvement.

The Sentencing Project’s Josh Rovner submitted testimony before the Maryland Senate Committee on the Judiciary in opposition of the bill, highlighting the negative impact the legislation will have on the state’s youth, especially youth of color.

Read Josh’s full testimony here.

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