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Latino Leaders Engaged

Latino leaders in Benton and Franklin counties are aligning and strategizing for change. As a follow up to their initial meeting in late May, local Latino leaders have agreed to continue meeting to develop a community-based strategy to address the needs of youth, particularly those engaged in juvenile justice. In addressing the needs of the youth, the team is focused on creating a culturally competent message framework and outreach approach to reach youth and families in the community. Their goal is to create a community and support system where youth thrive, feel safe, and reach their greatest potential. The group is composed of individuals from legal services, juvenile courts, schools, community agencies and social services.