This interview will air on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Monday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.
St. Louis County’s jail population has dropped significantly over the past couple years. The decrease has been touted as one positive outcome among wide-ranging justice reform efforts that began in the wake of Ferguson protests.
Much work remains — and thanks to MacArthur-grant-funded research led by University of Missouri-St. Louis Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Beth Huebner, collaboration between the researchers and the county, its circuit court and service providers continues.
During this year’s Pierre Laclede Society Community Confluence donor event that took place at UMSL Thursday evening (Feb. 20), St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske talked about ongoing efforts in the county, and addressed lingering challenges. She was joined by Huebner, St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page and Julia Fogelberg, director of diversion and special programs for the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office.
The conversation was recorded for broadcast and will air during Monday’s noon show (Feb. 24).