- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has issued an executive order to recreate the state’s juvenile justice advisory board that hasn’t met in a decade, following through on statements she made earlier this year.

The order Thursday creates the Governor’s Commission to Review and Advise on Services to At-Risk Adolescent Youth in New Hampshire.

The commission is modeled after the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board that would have been re-established by a bill Hassan vetoed, saying the measure emphasized incarceration over treatment. Last month, Senate Republicans fell two votes short of overriding Hassan’s veto.

The bill was an attempt to tackle issues by restructuring the defunct board and appointing one person to oversee the juvenile justice system and the Sununu Youth Services Center.

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