Excellence in juvenile justice recognized

Excellence in juvenile justice recognized
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:58pm

David Burton is the winner of the second annual Champion of Juvenile Justice Award.

He received the recognition becuase he's a champion of reform within the juvenile justice system. One of the reforms the Beauregard Parish District Attorny has spearheaded is the fight to keep juvenile offenders closer to home based on risk and need. He hopes these and other changes will make the greater Baton Rouge area a much safer place,"As we go forward with the area of juvenile justice reform we'rll leave a better system for those who follow, for the the kids entrusted to our care and for the communities that they serve."

Burton is also a member of the governor's advisory board for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.

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