Pensacola League of Women Voters pushes for juvenile justice reform
Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 11:47 am
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.