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In Florida, Your Kid’s Chance of Arrest at School Depends on Where You Live

After a student was caught cutting class at Seminole High School’s ninth grade center in April 2019, a trio of Sanford police officers told the girl to get in a golf cart so she could be taken back to campus. She refused. “I’m…
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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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Pre-Arrest Advocacy Call - August 22 at 6:00 PM

Dear SuppoDear Supporter, Pre-arrest diversion programs, such as civil citations, have proven to be the best tool for addressing common youth misbehavior. To support local advocates as they work to ensure these programs are used to their fullest,…
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FREE Civil Citation Advocate Webinar - June 28 at 2:00 PM

Join the Caruthers Institute, ACLU of Florida, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the League of Women Voters of Florida for an advocacy webinar on using civil citations for youth. Thursday, June 28 at 2 pm ET  Webinar details will be emailed…