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Gingery Honored For Juvenile Work

February 19, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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The Wyoming Youth Services Association has honored Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery as the legislator of the year for his years of service in helping with juvenile justice issues.  The Wyoming Youth Services Association is made up of organizations across the State of Wyoming that assist children, including Red Top Meadows and the Van Vleck Group Home in Jackson Hole.  Gingery was instrumental securing legislation establishing a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and through that, Wyoming has moved away from incarcerating children in jails. Instead, the state has begun using staff secure facilities like one Teton County recently opened for children at Adam’s Canyon.

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