Bishop Medley Appointed to Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council

OFFICIAL photo of Bishop MedleyGovernor Matt Bevin announced today the creation of the Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council, a 23-member panel, which includes Bishop William F. Medley.

This panel will study all aspects of Kentucky’s criminal justice system, along with what other states are doing, over the next six months, including rising incarcerations and drug-related issues, and recommend changes to the 2017 General Assembly.

Governor Matt Bevin
Governor Matt Bevin

Governor Bevin said the panel was strategically selected to represent all views. “This group has a tremendous perspective…” 

Governor Bevin went on to say he wants Kentucky to lead the way in judicial reform.

The members of the panel:

• Chairman – Secretary John Tilley, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
• Senator Whitney Westerfield, Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
• Representative Darryl Owens, Chair of House Judiciary Committee
• Secretary Derrick Ramsey, Labor Cabinet
• Senator John Schickel, Senate District 11 (Boone County)
• Senator Morgan McGarvey, Senate District 19 (Jefferson County)
• Representative Denny Butler, House District 39 (Jefferson County)
• Representative Chris Harris, House District 93 (Martin and Pike Counties)
• Justice Daniel J. Venters, Kentucky Supreme Court
• Dr. Allen Brenzel, Department of Behavioral Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
• Judge David Tapp, Pulaski Circuit Court
• Judge Executive Tommy Turner, Larue County
• Amy Milliken, Warren County Attorney
• Courtney Baxter, Commonwealth Attorney (Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties)
• Commissioner Rick Sanders, Kentucky State Police
• Damon Preston, Department of Public Advocacy
• Russell Coleman, Kentucky Smart on Crime
• Tom Jensen, former state senator and retired circuit court judge
• Anthony Smith, Executive Director of Cities United
• Jason Woosley, Grayson County Jailer
• Pastor Bob Russell, former senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church
• Bishop William Medley, Diocese of Owensboro
• Dave Adkisson, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce