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Juvenile Justice Committee
We seek to improve outcomes for youth in the Ninth Circuit (Orange and Osceola Counties) by promoting the use of best practices in our juvenile criminal justice system. We do this through research to identify best practices, collaboration with community partners, education of the public and advocacy.
Read state position on Juvenile Justice
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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Juvenile Justice Committee Meetings
4th Wednesday of the Month, 4:30-6:30 PM
Public Defender Office behind the Juvenile Detention Center, Michigan and Bumby,
2002 E. Michigan St.
Interested in becoming a committee member? Contact a Chairperson HERE
Members ONLY: Visit our Forum to stay up-to-date with our activities and announcements.
Our 2018-2019 Program Goals were reached after careful consideration at our Annual Meeting.
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Topics of Interest
For years Orange County lead the state in juvenile arrests. Black boys made up a majority of the arrests that resulted in felony charges. New numbers show Florida is at 42-year low in juvenile arrests with Orange County leading the way. 90.7’s Catherine Welch caught up with Frederick Lauten, chief judge of the 9th judicial circuit to talk about whether civil citations are working in central Florida.
Hear the "Intersection" interview: How Civil Citations Bring Juvenile Arrest Rates Down