Jesse Kelley cited in Kentucky youth Advocates:

This is a national trend that is desperately impacting Kentucky and we should build on past positive reforms, starting with ending the incarceration of youth for status offenses, like truancy and running away from home, and how we handle low-level offenses. In crafting future creative solutions that are good for all kids, consideration also must be given to the instances at which the application of past reforms has disparately impacted youth of color.