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Proposals Would Reduce Recidivism, Juvenile Arrests – The Gainesville Sun

In this opinion piece, Sandy Martinez, chair of the Gainesville For All criminal justice team, talks about how his group has organized community members over the last four months to identify juvenile justice issues affecting Alachua County . The arresting of children and recidivism rates in the county were two major issues on the group’s mind. In order to reduce recidivism they suggest addressing the needs of those who are released from incarceration, reviving the Second Chance Act, and the restoration of civil rights. In order to reduce recidivism the group wants to see children and their families better assisted through programs that will support them. Read more.