Sunday, September 15, 2013

What are your thoughts concerning civil citations issued to youth instead of youth being arrested? Here are some points from a panel that took place in Jacksonville. (Source:
The state arrests 40 percent more children than its peers, and if a high school student is arrested, that doubles the student’s chances of dropping out. If that child then has to go to court, it quadruples those odds.
 "Florida’s juvenile justice system is broken"

“Jacksonville is the epicenter of Florida’s broken juvenile justice system.”
African-American students make up 40 percent of Duval County’s K-12 population, but they account for 66 percent of all children arrested.

                                                             -David J. Utter, Southern Poverty Law Center Policy Director
 Click here to read the entire article  on civil citations on



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