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The Criminogenic and Psychological Effects of Police Stops on Adolescent Black and Latino Boys

Proactive policing, the strategic targeting of people or places to prevent crimes, is a well-studied tactic that is ubiquitous in modern law enforcement. A 2017 National Academies of Sciences report reviewed existing literature, entrenched in…
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SNAP Program Helps At-Risk Kids Before They Get into Trouble - The Pensacola News Journal

The "Stop Now and Plan" program has been trickling across Florida counties for the past four years, initially under the banner of the Department of Juvenile Justice but it is now run by the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. The program…
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At Risk Youth - Protective Factors and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - August 9-10

Protective factors are those elements of a young person's life that protect them against future criminal behavior. Learn how traditional Native American values and teachings can be used in a flexible curriculum to help young people stop engaging…
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FREE Webinar: Does Keeping Youth Close to Home Really Matter? A Case Study

It is the best and worst of times for youth justice reforms nationally with sharp declines in both youth incarceration and youth crime nationally, while the U.S. still maintains uniquely high rates of youth incarceration by international standards.…
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Expert Calls for Expanded Use of Restorative Justice in Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union

This month, State Attorney Melissa Nelson's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee held an event featuring two speakers: Lauren Abramson, a biopsychologist and founder of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore, and Ellis Curry, who was…
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Intersection: How Civil Citations Bring Juvenile Arrest Rates Down

In this segment of Intersection, Chief Judge Frederick Lauten of the Ninth Judicial Circuit discusses the effectiveness of juvenile civil citations in Florida. Read more and listen.
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Pinellas County Schools Try 'Restorative' Approach to Deal with Racial Disparities - The Tampa Bay Times

After a 2015 investigation finding that African-American students in Pinellas County were significantly more likely to be suspended, the county began implementing a restorative justice approach to school discipline. Read more.
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Several Community Members Part of State Attorney's New Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee - Action News Jax

Melissa Nelson, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, has launched a new Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. The committee will include attorneys, judges, professors, and other involves in the juvenile community. Read…
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More Eyes Being Fixed on Volusia-Flagler Juveniles on Probation - The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Law enforcement in Daytona Beach is now using smartphones as electronic monitoring of juvenile offenders serving probation. Juveniles are able to use the smartphones to text, make phone calls, and use Wi-Fi; law enforcement is able to use the…
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Volusia County Sheriff's Office Launches Program to Help Juvenile Offenders - WFTV-9

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office announced that it will launch a program that will monitor juvenile offenders via ankle monitors and make in-home visits with said offenders. VCSO said that the program will allow officers to respond more…