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Stays at Escambia County Detention Center Spike as Juvenile Arrests Increase, Law Changes

Department of Juvenile Justice data shows the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center experienced a huge spike in use in the most recently reported year, 2016-2017, putting it at a 94 percent average utilization rate, compared to 69 percent…
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Florida Holds Highest Rate of Juveniles in Adult Prison - Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

Data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) reveals that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties have the highest rate of direct-filed juveniles in the state. Read more.
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Prosecutors Aren’t Seeking Adult Charges Against Kids Nearly as Often in Florida or Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union

According to statistics from the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Florida saw a significant decline in the number of children prosecuted as adults, especially in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Read more.   Photo by Mitchel L…
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Escambia County Leads State in Charging Juveniles as Adults - The Pensacola News Journal

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) preliminary data for 2016-2017 shows that Escambia County leads the state in direct filing. Read more.