Legislators to host Juvenile Justice Forum

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MONROE, CT — In response to residents’ concerns over the rise of juvenile crime in the State, including including the rash of incidents involving the theft of motor vehicles, legislators will hold a Juvenile Justice forum on Monday, Jan. 24, via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be hosted by State representatives Tony Scott, R-Monroe, Mitch Bolinsky, R-Newtown, and State Senator Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, along with attorney and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, State Rep. Craig Fishbein, R-Wallingford.

The State legislators want to engage the public and work together to find solutions. All residents are invited to join them and learn more about the House Republican’s plan to address the issue.

To join the Zoom event click here on Monday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

In the past year, Monroe has seen a rash of car break-ins and according to local news reports, thieves have stolen catalytic convertors from delivery vans, burglarized local businesses and have even stolen presents from a car on Christmas Eve.

In 2020, Connecticut saw a 40 percent increase in car thefts, which totaled more than 8,400, the highest rate since 2011. The problem has continued to worsen.

Lawmakers will discuss changes to Connecticut laws over the past decade, the most recent data and details of the proposed House Republican’s plan to address this problem through legislation and answer local residents’ questions.

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