WHEREAS, the future of South Carolina depends on raising generations of young adults with strong moral character, respect for law and authority, and concern for the greater good of humanity; and
WHEREAS, an unraveling moral center has given rise to growing turmoil among young people in South Carolina, rising crime rates, and an increasing population in our Department of Juvenile Justice system; and
WHEREAS, the problems facing today's young people are broad in scope and require analysis and study from a cross-section of leaders in Correctional and Children's Issues;
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, the Department of Juvenile Justice Task Force is hereby established, with the mandate of examining the root causes of juvenile crime and outlining long-term solutions for the safety and well-being of future generations in the State of South Carolina. The Task Force shall be comprised of the following individuals:
Henry L. Deneen, Esquire, Chairman
Chief Charles P. Austin, Sr.
Allen Erwin Wilcox
Lynne W. Rogers, Esquire
Inez Moore Tennebaum, Esquire
The Honorable Representative James H. Harrison
The Honorable Senator David L. Thomas
The Honorable Judge John W. Kittredge
The Honorable Judge Leslie K. Riddle
The Honorable Judge William R. Byars, Jr.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT
SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 13TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1995
DAVID M. BEASLEY
JAMES M. MILES
Secretary of State
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