Kids in Custody Face "Lower Level" of Health Care for COVID-19, Conference Told

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"With hundreds of young people being released from custody in response to fears about their vulnerability to the coronavirus, juvenile justice advocates are now focusing on the kids left behind.
Youths remaining in juvenile detention facilities face lower levels of access to health care if they are sickened by the virus, and should be represented by specially designated 'correctional health coordinators' in each state who can speak out for their needs, says Dr. Homer Venters, former chief medical officer for the New York City jail system."

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