Submitted by The Children’s Campaign
MAYO — Florida’s second annual comprehensive study of alternatives to juvenile arrests for common youth misbehavior – called “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” – ranks Lafayette County schools the best in the state.
Juvenile civil citations are an alternative to arrest for common youth misbehavior.
“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts in reducing the number of arrests for common youth misbehavior,” Superintendent Robby Edwards said. “This is another reminder to me of how great it is to live in Lafayette County. Parents who set a good example for their children, and youth who are respectful of others go a long way in keeping these numbers low.”