Orange County Sheriff's Office Hosts Crime-Fighting Camp for Teens - The Orlando Sentinel

Every year, the Orange County Sheriff's Office hosts its Teen Academy, a summer camp for teenagers interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice. Read more.
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Ballin' After Dark

The Academy of Kings, in partnership with the City of Orlando, present: Free Ballin' After Dark: Cops & Kids Every Friday June 9 to August 4, 2017 8 PM at the Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex Live DJ Free Food! Orlando Downtown…
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Volusia County Sheriff's Office Launches Program to Help Juvenile Offenders - WFTV-9

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office announced that it will launch a program that will monitor juvenile offenders via ankle monitors and make in-home visits with said offenders. VCSO said that the program will allow officers to respond more…
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Landmark Juvenile Citation Guidelines Expand - Clay Today

This month, justice and law enforcement officials in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties signed new sentencing rules that will expand the use of juvenile civil citations. The rules add new misdemeanors that are eligible for civil citations in lieu…
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Sinister Web - The Shreveport Times

This five-part program by The Shreveport Times investigates how child pornography has changed in the Digital Age. Read more. Chapter 1 centers on how the Internet and other types of digital technology have affected the manufacture and…
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National Juvenile Defense Center Releases New Report on Children's Right to Legal Counsel

This week, the National Juvenile Defense Center released a new report on how states have protected, or failed to protect, the Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel for children accused of criminal offenses. The report's key findings include: …
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DEADLINE: Seminole County Sheriff's Office Applications for Youth Academy

This exciting and interactive week-long Academy is designed to educate youth in our community about current safety challenges, and provide them with an inside look at the programs, training, and technology used by the Seminole County Sheriff’s…
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Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Now Accepting Applications

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is now accepting applications for its summer camp. To apply, please visit
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In Miami, a Museum Attempts to Bring Teens and Cops Together Over Art - Hyperallergic

Art Detectives is a program in the Miami-Dade area that was created in partnership with the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Miami-Dade Police Department, Breakthrough Miami, and Links, Inc. Greater Miami Chapter. The program focuses on art to…
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REVIEW: Young & Arrested

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Last week, WMFE’s Renata Sago premiered Young & Arrested, her five-part series on Orange County’s high rate of juvenile arrests. The series’ five stories are told through the eyes of three African-American…
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A Breakdown of the Department of Juvenile Justice Statistics with an Eye towards Orange County

To the everyday observer, Florida has had success in decreasing juvenile delinquency. Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 saw a seven-percent decrease in juvenile arrests from the previous fiscal year and a 28-percent decrease from FY 2011-2012.[1] This…