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Florida School Resource Officer Fired for Racist and Anti-Gay Facebook Posts - The Orlando Sentinel

The Gainesville Police Department has fired Jason King, a school resource officer at Talbot Elementary School, for racist and homophobic posts he made on Facebook. 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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Program Targets Boys with Behavioral Issues - The Gainesville Sun

CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services's The Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) program is geared to assist young boys with behavioral issues This free program has already served over 50 boys in the Gainesville area. The SNAP for Girls program is…
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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 .…
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New Adolescent Brain Development Study Begins Recruitment

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has begun recruiting participants for its long-term Adolescent Brain Cognitivie Development (ABCD) study that will follow, from adolescence through early adulthood, the biological and behavior development…