Kerry Drake

Kerry Drake

Wyoming columnist

Wyoming has a program that helps keep at-risk youths with their families so they don’t wind up in foster care, jail or psychiatric treatment centers.

It exemplifies something many state lawmakers would consider Equality State values: Keeping families intact while helping them work through their problems. It’s also a fiscally responsible solution, because the alternatives are all more expensive.

Veteran Wyoming journalist Kerry Drake has covered Wyoming for more than four decades, previously as a reporter and editor for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Casper Star-Tribune. He lives in Cheyenne and can be reached at

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