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Differing Juvenile Justice Bills Draw Support, Opposition in Florida House, Senate – WFSU

Several juvenile civil citation bills are currently going through the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives. In its original form, CS/HB 205 mandated the issuance of juvenile civil citations for certain misdemeanors and under certain circumstances. The current form has removed all such language, and has instead added language to make it easier for juveniles to obtain expunctions after adjudications. Read more.

Despite these changes, there are still bills in both the House and the Senate—HB 213 and CS/SB 196— that still require the establishment of juvenile civil citation programs. Learn more about juvenile civil citations.