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Florida Legislators Pass Bill to Allow Surprise Inspections of Juvenile Lock-Ups - The Miami Herald

Last week, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval.  To increase executive, legislative, and judicial oversight, CS/HB 361 authorizes the Governor…
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Tell Governor Scott to Sign CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Facilities

Take Action! Tell Gov. Scott to sign CS/HB 361! Yesterday, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval. In the wake of The Miami Herald‘s Fight…
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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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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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State Attorney's Office's Initiative Changes Processing of Juvenile Cases - WKMG News 6

This week, Aramis Ayala, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, announced her new initiative for juvenile justice reform. Called Project No/No, the new initiative will ensure that, in cases where a conviction is unlikely, children…
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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…