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Judge Takes Adult Prison Off the Table for Teens Convicted of Killing Winter Park Student - WFTV 9

A judge has taken an adult sentence off the table for two teenagers convicted of beating a 15-year-old boy to death, indicating the teens could avoid serving time in an adult prison. Read more and watch.
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FREE Webinar: Integrity of Tribal Juvenile Court Process as Foundation – Rights & Evidence - June 28 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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FREE Webinar: Philosophy of the Tribal Juvenile Justice System - June 14 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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Jacksonville Man Subject of Landmark Ruling Will Wait Years for his Chance at Release - The Florida Times-Union

Terrence Graham, subject of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Florida, may have to wait several years before given a meaningful opportunity for release. Read more.   Image courtesy of the Florida Department of…
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In the “Making a Murderer” Case, the Supreme Court Could Help Address the Problem of False Confessions - The New Yorker

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, whose case is featured in Making a Murderer, have filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more. Briefs Petition for Writ of Ceriorari Respondent's Brief in Opposition Petitioner's Reply Brief Amicus…
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FREE Webinar: Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts & Juvenile Referral/Diversion Provisions - August 16 at 2:00 PM

Session 5: Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts & Juvenile Referral/Diversion Provisions Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT - 4:00:00 PM EDT Register here.
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Gwen Graham Wants Limits on Charging Juveniles as Adults as Part of Justice Reform Plan - The Orlando Sentinel

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham has announced that her justice form plan includes limiting prosecutors' discretion to charge juveniles in adult court. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: Designing/Reforming Your Tribal Juvenile Justice System – Big Picture Considerations - June 7 at 2:00 PM

The course will be presented by the Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa with guest presenter Lauren van Shilfgaarde. The course will provide participants an introductory instructional experience to support development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice…
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Jacksonville Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison Ordered Released at Age 57 - The Florida Times-Union

Anthony Dixon was sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile non-homicide offender in 1975. After 43 years in prison, Judge Linda McCallum has ordered Dixon's release. Read more.   Image courtesy of the Florida Department of …
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State to Prosecute Kennedy Middle School Student as an Adult - The Brevard Times

A 16-year-old student at Kennedy Middle School is being charged as an adult for bringing a firearm to school. Read more.
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Florida Holds Highest Rate of Juveniles in Adult Prison - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

Data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) reveals that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties have the highest rate of direct-filed juveniles in the state. Read more.
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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…