Editorial: Hillsborough should expand civil citation program for youths

Juveniles should not be shut out of college or the job market because of a childish mistake, which is why Florida's juvenile civil citation program is so vital in giving small-time offenders a second chance and in avoiding the prison pipeline...

2016-12-26T10:50:48-05:00 Friday, September 23, 2016|

Civil Citations Save Kids, Cash

By Rick Flagg September 15, 2016 A new report says Florida can save millions of dollars, help thousands of kids and improve public safety by using civil citations instead arresting juveniles for minor crimes. Dewey [...]

2016-11-25T20:03:51-05:00 Thursday, September 15, 2016|

Study says civil citations under utilized

By Mike Vasilinda September 14, 2016 Hillsborough and Duval Counties are being singled out as two of the worst in Florida when it comes to issuing civil citations to juveniles committing petty crimes. As Mike [...]

2016-11-25T20:43:54-05:00 Wednesday, September 14, 2016|

Miami-Dade juvenile offenders getting a break

By MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD September 14, 2016 Finally, a comprehensive study that reveals Miami-Dade is doing something right. The county is leading the rest of the state in sending teen offenders to diversion programs rather [...]

2016-11-25T19:19:59-05:00 Wednesday, September 14, 2016|