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Juvenile Justice Guards Offered Bribes for Beatings, Witnesses Testify at ‘Honey-Bun’ Trial

Two witnesses to the attack that killed 17-year-old Elord Revolte at the Miami-Dade juvenile lockup in August 2015 testified that guards ordered beatdowns of kids in detention in exchange for snacks at the state-run detention facility. Diego…

27 Possible Graves Found Near Notorious Florida Reform School

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Palm Beach County to End Solitary Confinement for Teens in Adult Jails

Palm Beach County is eliminating solitary confinement for juveniles in adult jails. The change comes after Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that alleged the practice violated the civil rights…
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High-Tech Cameras That Recognize People Are Coming to Broward Schools

The next time you step onto a Broward County school campus, the video camera may be able to watch and remember your movements. The Broward County School District plans to install a $621,000 surveillance system that includes technology that…
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DeVos to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

A federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends rescinding Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. And, DeVos says, it urges schools to "seriously consider partnering with…
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Sheriff to End Solitary Confinement for Teens at Palm Beach County Jail Under Settlement

Young offenders called it “the box.” It’s where their world at the Palm Beach County jail shrank to a 6-by-12 foot cell — for months. In solitary confinement, no music was allowed. No television. No human contact. Read more.
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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…

Takedown of DOJ Juvenile Justice Office Webpages About Still-Active Initiatives Highlights its Shift Towards a More Punitive Approach

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has removed a number of webpages related to ongoing programs and policy guidance, and altered messaging on its website in ways…
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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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Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Officer Charged with Civil Rights Offenses for Role in Inmate’s Beating and Death - U.S. Department of Justice

Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center officer Antwan Lenard Johnson has been federally charged with civil rights violations in connection with the fatal beating of Elord Revolte, a 17-year-old inmate, in 2015. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: The Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide - Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 PM

The Webinar will present a webinar to discuss “The Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide.” This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on the MPG, including program profiles, literature reviews,…

DOJ Juvenile Justice Unit Faces Big Staff Cuts - The Crime Report

The Trump administration's planned cuts to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will likely impact the department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Read more.