“I’m pleased to see that funds I secured on behalf of Florida as a member of the Senate Appropriations ... noted that AMIKids has helped around 135,000 young people leave the juvenile system and ...
Tallahassee, FL: Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today applauded the Florida legislature for passing House Bill 7125 (HB7125), a significant first step at reforming Florida’s criminal ...
Florida lawmakers have the opportunity this legislative session to change this status quo of fervent juvenile prosecutions, and they should seize it. From a national perspective, Florida’s current ...
At each of the state's two juvenile detention centers, located in Bridgeport and Hartford, a unit of twelve beds has been set aside for juveniles whose cases are resolved to receive treatment under a ...
Christina Daly, the Florida agency head hailed by Gov. Rick Scott as “a national leader in reform of a comprehensive juvenile justice system,” is stepping down, the Miami Herald reports. Daly oversaw ...
Broward's rules for dealing with students convicted of felonies are actually dictated by Florida law, which requires districts to educate kids in Department of Juvenile Justice custody ... drop and ...
Fernandez ultimately pleaded guilty in February 2013 to the lesser charges of manslaughter and aggravated battery, and received juvenile sanctions ... even know where they'll live once released. The ...
Florida transfers juvenile offenders to adult court at a higher rate than any other state in the nation, and a new Florida State University study has found that those transferred are much less likely ...
The Family Study Center at USF St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition (PERC) co-hosted a three-day training institute on Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices (RTIPS ... with ...
She suggested that courts “hold children accountable in ways that account for their age and experiences with trauma” and facilitate rehabilitation and re-entry into society. The Florida Department of ...
TALLAHASSEE — As other states reformed their criminal justice systems in the past year to reduce their prison populations, update their sentencing laws and establish new programs for the re-entry of ...
In 2011, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Agriculture created the re-entry program for inmates who were about to be released. Every Tuesday, the inmates in the ...