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Orange County Juvenile Justice Arrests Plummet

Orange County saw a dramatic drop in juvenile arrests in the past year and particularly in felony arrests of juveniles, following reforms pushed by State Attorney Aramis Ayala and implemented by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies.

A report released Monday by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice shows a 19 percent overall decrease in juvenile arrests in Orange County in the 2017-’18 fiscal year and a 23 percent decline in juvenile felony arrests, the biggest decreases in the state.

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