Elrod Appointed to Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Dr. Preston Elrod, professor in the School of Justice Studies, will serve alongside EKU colleague Dr. Betsy Matthews, who was appointed to the Board last year.

Created in 1997, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has played a pivotal role in reforming Kentucky’s juvenile justice system and creating an effective, equitable system to prevent juvenile crime and delinquency. The Board is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all youth in the Commonwealth by actively advising the Governor, policymakers and the public on matters related to improving the system of care, enhancing interagency community collaboration, and promoting effective programming necessary to serve the whole child.

Elrod, who also gave a presentation to the Board on the “School to Prison Pipeline” at its September retreat, joined the EKU faculty in 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Western Michigan University.

Published on October 23, 2013