Q&A: The Data-Driven Methodology behind “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Justice Efforts 2017”

The 2017 Stepping Up study graded Florida counties, school districts and law enforcement agencies on their performance in using civil citations, using the traditional A-F scale (90% and above=A; 80-89%=B, 70-79%=C, 60-69%=D, 59% and below=F). [...]

2017-11-26T22:26:16+00:00 Sunday, November 26, 2017|

Florida counties fare poor on juvenile civil citation rates with three-quarters earning an F grade

Florida’s third annual comprehensive study of alternatives to juvenile arrests for common youth misbehavior—called Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2017—shows three-quarters of all counties earned an F grade. Although Florida’s rate of issuing civil citations to juveniles instead of arresting them went up 10 points over last year’s study to 53 percent, the state still earned an F grade.

2017-11-26T22:35:23+00:00 Sunday, October 22, 2017|

Study announces top 50 K-12 education foundations in the nation

Study announces top 50 K-12 education foundations in the nation, revealing the impact that local communities make on public education.  “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016” showed Six states – Florida, Texas, [...]

2016-12-07T06:13:53+00:00 Wednesday, December 7, 2016|

Reports show Florida county performance with juvenile civil citations: “Stepping Up: Florida County Juvenile Civil Citation Reports 2016” released

“Stepping Up Florida County Juvenile Civil Citation Reports 2016” provides reporting of the performance of each county, its school district and its law enforcement agencies with juvenile civil citations, an alternative to arrest for common [...]

2016-11-26T15:53:28+00:00 Saturday, November 26, 2016|

Study shows arresting youth for common youth misbehavior harms public safety: “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” released

Our second annual comprehensive study of Florida’s alternatives to juvenile arrests for common youth misbehavior – called “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” – shows counties that arresting youth rather than issue [...]

2016-11-26T15:53:08+00:00 Saturday, November 26, 2016|