Want to make a difference in your community? Take action by telling your legislators to vote YES on the following bills.

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Tell Governor Scott to Sign CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Facilities

Take Action! Tell Gov. Scott to sign CS/HB 361! Yesterday, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval. In the wake of The Miami Herald‘s Fight…
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YES on CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities

Take Action! Tell your Representative to support CS/HB 361! On Wednesday, February 28, the Florida will be voting on CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities. In the wake of The Miami Herald's Fight Club, numerous…
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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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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…
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YES on the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act and the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017

A number of juvenile advocacy organizations have endorsed the introduction of two new bills in Congress. According to the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act (HEASHFY)—S. 1795 was…
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Youth First Releases its Youth Justice Toolkit

Youth First release its 2017 edition of Your Vote is Your Voice, a toolkit designed to provide information on how to engage in the political process in order to advocate for youth justice. Read more.

Federal Mentoring Grant for Youth Maybe in Danger Under New Administration - The Social Work Helper

The Youth Mentoring Grant, which aims to provide mentorship for at-risk juveniles, is in danger of being defunded by the Trump administration's budget proposals. Over 40 youth organizations have expressed their support for the grant. Read…
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YES on CS/SB 192: Juvenile Justice

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support CS/SB 192! Last week, the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice reviewed CS/SB 192, a bill that would reform the use of direct file for juveniles charged with felony offenses. Under…
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YES on SB 196: Juvenile Civil Citation and Similar Diversion Programs

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support SB 196! Yesterday, the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice reviewed SB 196, a bill requiring a law enforcement officer to issue a civil citation or to require participation in a diversion…