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Juvenile Justice: On the Thursday, April 17 edition of The Iowa Journal

April 15, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will examine current issues in the juvenile justice system. The program airs Thursday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, April 18 at 9:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.


When a juvenile commits crime after crime, what happens to them? They’re not sent to jail, but to either the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo (for girls) or the Eldora State Training School for Boys. The Iowa Journal looks inside Toledo’s facilities, and finds some surprising statistics that lead to effective treatments you might not expect for the ‘worst of the worst’ of Iowa’s troubled youth. In the studio to discuss these issues will be Kathy Nesteby, juvenile justice coordinator for the Iowa Gender Specific Task Force, and David Goodson, executive director of Social Action, Inc. in Waterloo.


In the Out and About segment, correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to Fairfield and explores the cultural scene in the community. The arts are and always have been an important part of the town.


For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. 


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 Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.

For immediate release:
April 15, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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