Pensacola League of Women Voters pushes for juvenile justice reform

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is asking the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission to adopt non-binding resolutions in support of reforming how juveniles can be charged as adults.

The proposed adjustments to direct file would allow juvenile offenders to request that a judge review their case and rule whether it merits a transfer to the adult system. In addition, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission — a body convened every year to propose amendments to the state constitution — is also considering a proposal that would mandate a judicial review of direct file transfers.

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