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Juvenile Transfer Reform In-Person Training in Daytona Beach

Join the No Place for a Child Coalition to learn more about reforming the system that transfers children into adult courts and prisons. ***LUNCH AND A LIGHT BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED*** RSVP.
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This Week in the Florida Legislature, January 7-11

This week, the House Criminal Justice Committee held their inaugural meetings for the 2018 Legislative Session. The meeting began with a presentation on juvenile civil citation and direct file by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ),…
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Florida Holds Highest Rate of Juveniles in Adult Prison - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

Data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) reveals that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties have the highest rate of direct-filed juveniles in the state. Read more.
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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Passes SB 936: Juvenile Justice

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will be considering SB 936, a bill which makes several key reforms to the juvenile justice system, including: Prohibiting children younger than 14 from being prosecuted as adults for…
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YES on SB 936: Juvenile Justice

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support SB 936! On Monday, January 22, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will be considering SB 936, a bill which makes several key reforms to the juvenile justice system, including: Prohibiting…
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Prosecutors Aren’t Seeking Adult Charges Against Kids Nearly as Often in Florida or Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union

According to statistics from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Florida saw a significant decline in the number of children prosecuted as adults, especially in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Read more.   Photo by Mitchel L…
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Advocates Gather at Capitol to Call for Criminal Justice Reform for Children - WTXL

Last week, advocates gathered at the capitol in Tallahassee to call for reforms to Florida's system of charging juveniles as adults. Senator Bobby Powell and Representative Sean Shaw have each filed reform bills in their respective chambers. Read…
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Escambia County Leads State in Charging Juveniles as Adults - The Pensacola News Journal

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) preliminary data for 2016-2017 shows that Escambia County leads the state in direct filing. Read more.
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Raise the Age: The Past, Present and Future of Moving Youth Away from Adult Courts - The Sentencing Project

Over the past 10 years, eight states have vastly expanded the number of youth covered by their state’s juvenile justice systems by raising the age of criminal responsibility. Soon, only five states will routinely expose 17-year-olds to the…
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FREE Webinar: Raise the Age: The Past, Present and Future of Moving Youth Away from Adult Courts - November 15 at 1 PM

Over the past 10 years, eight states have vastly expanded the number of youth covered by their state’s juvenile justice systems by raising the age of criminal responsibility. Soon, only five states will routinely expose 17-year-olds to the…
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Review: Get Tough Treatments Do Not Work

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Arkowitz, Hal and Lillenfeld, Scott O.; How to Turn Around Troubled Teens, Scientific American, (Nov. 2014) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-turn-around-troubled-teens/. Summary Boot…
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"Pipeline to Prison" Series Spotlights Prevalence of Juveniles Sent to Florida's Adult Courts - WUWF

A coalition of reformers has developed the "Pipeline to Prison" series in Pensacola. The latest forum focused on “Florida Law and the Effect of Adult Incarceration of Youths" and featured discussion on direct file, which allows prosecutors…