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Lawmakers Could Give a Second Chance to More Juvenile Offenders

Bills that would provide more Florida kids with a second chance is primed for a floor vote in both chambers. SB 700, by Republican Sen. Keith Perry, and HB 615 by Democratic Rep. Clovis Watson,would change the way the state expunges juvenile…
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Bill Proposed to Expunge Felony Records for Kids

Kids who get arrested can get their records cleared if they complete a diversion program. But it’s currently limited, so Senator Keith Perry wants to expand it. “Current law only permits juvenile expunction for misdemeanor offenses this…
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YES on CS/SB 1392: Prearrest Diversion Programs

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support CS/SB 1392! On Tuesday, February 27, the Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations will be considering CS/SB 1392: Prearrest Diversion Programs. SB 1392 enacts several criminal justice reforms,…
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Differing Juvenile Justice Bills Draw Support, Opposition in Florida House, Senate - WFSU

Several juvenile civil citation bills are currently going through the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives. In its original form, CS/HB 205 mandated the issuance of juvenile civil citations for certain misdemeanors and under…
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Collaboration Helps Juvenile Offenders Forge a Path for the Future - The Florida Record

Jacksonville's new Seal/Expunge Project for Young Offenders—a collaboration between the Florida Coastal School of Law, the Center for Legal Rights, the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, the Duval County Clerk of…