Editorial: Legislature should approve juvenile diversion program

Published: January 6, 2018 Publication Source>> Most Florida counties are failing to provide an alternative means of rehabilitating kids who commit minor crimes that keeps them out of the criminal justice system, where they can acquire [...]

2018-01-09T21:30:09-04:00 Saturday, January 6, 2018|

‘Teen Court’ offers learning experiences for all involved

By JARED KEEVER Published: November 24, 2017 Publication Source>> Long after judges and attorneys had departed the St. Johns County courthouse on the evening of Nov. 14, others were still filing into the north entrance for [...]

2018-01-09T21:36:08-04:00 Friday, November 24, 2017|

Column: Pinellas leads in using juvenile civil citations

By Dewey Caruthers, special to the Times Kids in Florida are being arrested for common youth misbehavior at high rates throughout the state, but not in Pinellas County, where law enforcement agencies have embraced an [...]

2017-10-30T22:47:35-04:00 Tuesday, October 24, 2017|

Civil citations for juvenile offenders increasing in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The use of civil citations for juvenile offenders in Florida is increasing but are still underutilized by schools and law enforcement agencies across the state. Civil citations serve as an alternative to [...]

2017-10-31T20:31:09-04:00 Tuesday, October 24, 2017|

‘Bad Boys’ no more: Juvenile arrests decrease, report says

MITCH PERRY Advocates supporting issuing civil citations to youth instead of arrests hailed a report issued Monday showing there were 3,000 fewer arrests for “common youth” misbehavior in 2016. And while approximately one-quarter of those [...]

2017-10-30T22:43:41-04:00 Monday, October 23, 2017|