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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…
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Raising Age to 23: It Works for the Dutch - The Crime Report

In 2014, the Netherlands passed legislation allowing youths under the age of 23 to be tried in juvenile court. Result so far indicate that the change resulted in more leniency for 16- and 17-year-olds. Read more.
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Fernandez Case Highlights the Long-Term Implications of Incarcerating Youthful Offenders - The Florida Times-Union

After serving nearly seven years for the death of his younger brother, 19-year-old Cristian Fernandez will face many obstacles once released back into society. Read more.   Photo by Izhar Khan from Pexels.
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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…