Studies | Juvenile Justice 2019-05-02T11:07:38-04:00

Juvenile Justice Studies

 

Solution to arrests for common youth misbehavior: Juvenile civil citations

Florida leads the nation in the solution to effectively address common youth misbehavior – it’s called a “juvenile civil citation”, which is an alternative to arrest.  Some states refer to this approach as a pre -arrest diversion.

The Caruthers Institute conducts Florida’s most important annual study on the issue, authored by founder Dewey Caruthers who is one of Florida’s top experts on the topic.  Florida is a model for the nation on how to address common youth misbehavior with juvenile civil citations.  Additionally, Dewey has worked with numerous Florida counties to build and grow juvenile civil citation programs.

To date in Florida, Stepping Up has conducted four statewide studies, 268 county reports and a report to inform legislative decision-making.


2018 Juvenile Justice
FL State Study
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2018 Juvenile Justice
FL County Report
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2018 Study
Press Release
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2017 Juvenile Justice
FL State Study
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2017 Juvenile Justice
FL County Report
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2017 Study
Press Release
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2016 Juvenile Justice
FL State Study
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2016 Juvenile Justice
FL County Report
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2016 Study
News Release
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cover-Stepping Up Florida's Top Civil Citation Efforts 7 09 15-2 JJ revised state news release 2015-2 2015 Juvenile Justice
FL State Study
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2015 Study News Release

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