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Breaking Open the “Black Box”: How Risk Assessments Undermine Judges’ Perceptions of Young People - Prison Policy Initiative

It's complicated enough for judges to weigh the influence of youth in their decisions. A new paper argues that algorithmic risk assessments may further muddy the waters. Read more.
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How State Leaders Are Trying to Fix the Juvenile Car Theft Problem in Pinellas - The Tampa Bay Times

For the first time in years, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will convene a committee to reevaluate its Detention Risk Assessment Instrument. In addition, State Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) has proposed a bill that would…
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REVIEW: Young & Arrested

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Last week, WMFE’s Renata Sago premiered Young & Arrested, her five-part series on Orange County’s high rate of juvenile arrests. The series’ five stories are told through the eyes of three African-American…