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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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Orange County Juvenile Justice Arrests Plummet

Orange County saw a dramatic drop in juvenile arrests in the past year and particularly in felony arrests of juveniles, following reforms pushed by State Attorney Aramis Ayala and implemented by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and other…
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Coordinating Council To Hold Meeting

On December 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, the Department of Justice will convene the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) in Washington, DC. The Council coordinates federal juvenile delinquency…
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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies - The Crime Report

Sexting, usually defined as sending sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone, continues to be a prevalent behavior among young people, and even appears to be increasing, particularly among older youth, according to a study from…
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Broward’s PROMISE Program ‘Irrelevant’ to Nikolas Cruz’s Massacre, Commission Says - Herald-Mail Media

After multiple days of testimony, questioning and follow-up, the commission created to assess what led to the school shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14 has ruled that shooter Nikolas Cruz’s involvement with…
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Study: New Rule Should Mean More Florida Kids in Diversion Programs - The Tampa Bay Times

The Caruthers Institute release its newest study on the use of juvenile civil citations in Florida. Key findings include: Utilization continues to increase but more slowly than in previous years. Counties that saw substantial increased…
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FREE Webinar: Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts & Juvenile Referral/Diversion Provisions - August 16 at 2:00 PM

Session 5: Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts & Juvenile Referral/Diversion Provisions Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT - 4:00:00 PM EDT Register here.
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Intersection: Broward County Public Schools Faces Scrutiny over PROMISE Program - WMFE

Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, critics have expressed concerns over Broward County Public Schools' PROMISE Program. Read more and listen.
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Transforming Juvenile Probation - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation presents its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious…
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The Model Programs Guide Diversion Implementation Guide

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention hosted a webinar on its Model Programs Guide.   The Webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on the Model…
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LWV May Hot Topic: Prosecution Alternatives for Youth - May 24, 11:00 AM

Learn about Seminole County's PAY (Prosecution Alternatives for Youth) Program, a diversion program for juvenile offenders which both holds them accountable for their delinquent behavior and gives them a chance to avoid prosecution in Juvenile…