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Orange County to Spend an Extra $20 Million on Kids in 9 ZIP Codes with High Childhood Poverty, Juvenile Crime, Abuse

Within the next 60 days, Orange County plans to start spending an additional $20 million on children’s services by targeting nine ZIP codes with the highest rates of childhood poverty, juvenile crime, student homelessness, teen pregnancy…
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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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Officer at Bradenton Juvenile Lockup Resigns After She Slapped Boy. Video Captured the Scene - The Bradenton Herald

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After 15 Years, Grand Jury Finds Same Culture of Deadly Cruelty at Miami Juvenile Facilities - The Miami Herald

Omar Paisley, 17, died in juvenile detention from a burst appendix. Elord Revolte, also 17, died in juvenile detention, too — from internal bleeding. What really killed them, however, was the entrenched neglect and cruelty of Florida’s juvenile…
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Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Officer Charged with Civil Rights Offenses for Role in Inmate’s Beating and Death - U.S. Department of Justice

Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center officer Antwan Lenard Johnson has been federally charged with civil rights violations in connection with the fatal beating of Elord Revolte, a 17-year-old inmate, in 2015. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision Grant Solicitation Review Webinar

On April 24, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present OJJDP FY 18 Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision. This webinar will provide an overview of Category…
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Florida Legislators Pass Bill to Allow Surprise Inspections of Juvenile Lock-Ups - The Miami Herald

Last week, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval.  To increase executive, legislative, and judicial oversight, CS/HB 361 authorizes the Governor…
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Tell Governor Scott to Sign CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Facilities

Take Action! Tell Gov. Scott to sign CS/HB 361! Yesterday, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval. In the wake of The Miami Herald‘s Fight…
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Abuse, Lies, Videotape: A Star Employee at Miami’s Juvenile Lockup Confesses to Misconduct - The Miami Herald

A detention officer at the Miami-Dade Regional Detention Center has been fired for admitting to falsifying records during polygraph testing. Read more.
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1 injured as multiple fights break out at Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center - WFTV 9

Earlier this week, multiple fights broke out at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Orlando, leaving one juvenile injured. Read more.
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Unbalanced Youth Justice - The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Justice, Fairness, & Equity

The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Justice, Fairness, & Equity has developed an itneractive map showing disparities in detention and incarceration rates among youths of different racial and ethnic groups. Read more.
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Review: Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Smith, Charisa Esq. (2013). “Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice,” The Journal of Applied Research…