Juvenile justice reform brought law enforcement and community organizers together last week in Charleston. The discussion focused on a diversion program for juvenile offenders in Florida that could be an example for communities in West Virginia.
The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia hosted the talk. Dewey Caruthers spoke about a program he facilitated in Florida that issues civil citations – instead of arrests.
“The mission is to use juvenile civil citations to increase public safety, improve youth outcomes and save taxpayer money.”