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  • When Can a Minor Be Charged as an Adult in Florida?
    When Can a Minor Be Charged as an Adult in Florida?

    Waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of your phone ringing and finding out your child has been arrested is a parent’s worst nightmare. After attempting to figure out what your son or ...

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  • PNJ: Pensacola pastor pushes for juvenile justice reform in Tallahassee
    PNJ: Pensacola pastor pushes for juvenile justice reform in Tallahassee

    The move to keep juveniles out of the adult court system continues, and a Pensacola pastor was among those pushing for change in the state Capitol last week. From the PNJ: The Rev. Rick Branch, of the ...

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  • Pensacola City Council backs push for juvenile justice reform
    Pensacola City Council backs push for juvenile justice reform

    While a local governing body like the Pensacola City Council doesn't actually have much to do with Florida's criminal justice system, that doesn't mean it can't weigh in on proposed reforms. And on ...

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  • Pensacola League of Women Voters pushes for juvenile justice reform
    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 ...

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  • Two Florida counties are helping juveniles avoid criminal records with citations
    Two Florida counties are helping juveniles avoid criminal records with citations

    Orange County and Osceola County in Central Florida saw the number of first-time misdemeanor arrests against juvenile offenders drop by about 50 percent as the counties began to issue more citations ...

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  • Escambia County poised to lead Florida in the number of juveniles charged as adults
    Escambia County poised to lead Florida in the number of juveniles charged as adults

    Escambia County — home to Pensacola — ranks third for 2015-16 in the number of juvenile offenders charged as adults, according to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. And initial data from ...

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