Osceola County, Florida lagging behind with juvenile civil citations

Osceola County Florida’s efforts with juvenile civil citation, an alternative to arrest for common youth misbehavior, is lagging behind.  The county’s utilization rate with juvenile civil citations for 2016 (January – September) is 27%, only [...]

2017-10-30T22:26:58-04:00 Saturday, November 26, 2016|

Editorial: Hillsborough should expand civil citation program for youths

Juveniles should not be shut out of college or the job market because of a childish mistake, which is why Florida's juvenile civil citation program is so vital in giving small-time offenders a second chance and in avoiding the prison pipeline...

2016-12-26T10:50:48-05:00 Friday, September 23, 2016|

Civil Citations Save Kids, Cash

By Rick Flagg September 15, 2016 A new report says Florida can save millions of dollars, help thousands of kids and improve public safety by using civil citations instead arresting juveniles for minor crimes. Dewey [...]

2016-11-25T20:03:51-05:00 Thursday, September 15, 2016|

Study says civil citations under utilized

By Mike Vasilinda September 14, 2016 Hillsborough and Duval Counties are being singled out as two of the worst in Florida when it comes to issuing civil citations to juveniles committing petty crimes. As Mike [...]

2016-11-25T20:43:54-05:00 Wednesday, September 14, 2016|