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Former Judge Calls for Changes to Juvenile Justice Center

A retired Central Florida judge is calling for changes at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Her call is prompted by a handful of recent incidents over the past year, including fights and the alleged assault of a teenage girl…
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League of Women Voters to Host Public Forum on Florida's School Guardian Program

Next week, the League of Women Voters of Seminole County will be hosting a public forum on Florida's School Guardian Program. Speakers include: Walt Griffin, Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). Angie Gallo, Florida…
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Registration Open: Miller/Graham Updates by Roseanne Eckert

Join CFACDL Wednesday, September 26 from 11:30am-1:15pm on Miller/Graham Updates with speaker Roseanne Eckert from the Juvenile Resentencing and Review Project. Register here.
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FREE Webinar: Keep Kids Learning - September 25

On Tuesday, September 25 join the ACLU of Florida and Mark Greenwald from the Department of Juvenile Justice for a webinar on using data to increase advocacy efforts and work to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Florida. In this webinar,…
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FREE Webinar: Understanding Girls and the Juvenile Justice System – A Review of Recent National Data - September 24 at 2 PM

Participants will learn about available data resources relating to victimization of and offending by girls, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior involving girls. The presenters will demonstrate information available…
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New Report Says Florida Prosecutes More Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System Than Any Other State

According to a new study that looks at how many American teenagers are serving time in in adult jails, a full 60 percent of the youths serving life without parole sentences for a non-homicidal crime are from Florida. That’s the most of…
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FREE Webinar: The Trauma Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth - September 19 at 3:00 PM

The Trauma Informed Judicial System: Creating Safe Spaces for Tribal Youth Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:30:00 PM EDT Register here.
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SNAP Program Helps At-Risk Kids Before They Get into Trouble - The Pensacola News Journal

The "Stop Now and Plan" program has been trickling across Florida counties for the past four years, initially under the banner of the Department of Juvenile Justice but it is now run by the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. The program…
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FREE Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Age of Criminal Responsibility Policies in the U.S. and the Steps States are Taking To Prepare for and Implement Policy Changes - September 19 at 1 PM

Since 2016, five states have successfully passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility, leaving only four states with an age of criminal responsibility set at younger than 18 years of age. In this webinar, participants will…
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FREE Webinar: Mentoring Children and Youth Affected by Opioid Misuse and Substance Abuse - September 17 at 2:00 PM

This webinar will focus on mentoring and its role and place in supporting youth impacted by opioid and substance use and misuse. Presenters will discuss the impact of opioid and substance abuse on families and communities, share how mentoring…
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FREE Webinar: The Restorative Process - September 12 at 2:00 PM

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) proposes to develop one webinar in collaboration with Judy Clarke, an expert in Restorative Justice. The target audience is practitioners who are interested in learning about…

Scott Names Interim Heads for DCF and DJJ - The Tampa Bay Times

Gov. Rick Scott named interim replacements for the secretaries of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Children and Families Tuesday. Both are expected to step down later this week. Read more.
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Commentary: Nurses in Schools Make Good - The Orlando Sentinel

The Tampa Bay Times wrote an editorial about a year ago saying that Pinellas County was smart to invest in more school nurses. This is a timely issue for Orange County too. It is now the ninth-largest U.S. school district, exploding with growth.…
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FREE Webinar: Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series: Outcome / Measurement - September 10 at 4:00 PM

On Sep. 10 CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on Outcomes / Measurement. Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D., director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an adjunct member of the doctoral…
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Developing Trauma Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners

 Brief Overview: This presentation will focus on how Dr. Siders with the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center worked to design and implement trauma-informed trainings for schools, law enforcement, and other community partners. An overview…