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Brooks Makes Plea for Kentucky’s Children

With lawmakers facing a divided government and significant budget concerns, some are skeptical that any real policy can be made to protect younger generations of Kentuckians.

Not Terry Brooks, though.

The head of Kentucky Youth Advocates is convinced that real and effective change can be made, even with a new administration. His message to those gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Thursday for the 12th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day was clear: Kids in the commonwealth need help.

As he listed some stark facts about the challenges facing children and families, Brooks asked, “Which of these will break your heart enough to do something?”

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