SENATE LOOKING AT DJJ PROBE OF PSYCHOTROPIC MED USE By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 19, 2011…..The Department of Juvenile Justice has run afoul of a key senator over the use of psychotropic drugs on youth in its lockup facilities, and the question of whether the agency takes concerns […]
This handbook helps youth understand what actions can get you in trouble with the law. It identifies the acts for which minors are often charged, illustrates the behavior that can result in arrest, and highlights the consequences of arrest and adjudication. This is a publication of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center on Children and Families, March 2009, revised September 2010.
The mission of the Center on Children and Families is to promote the highest quality of advocacy, teaching and scholarship in the areas of child & family law and policy.
This report quantifies the foster care bias in juvenile detention decisions, and shows that a relatively simple intervention can eliminate it for juveniles facing low-level offenses and with no prior records. Produced by the Vera Institute of Justice, New York City Administration for Children’s Services. (June 2001)
Remarks, including specific recommendations for systemic improvement made to the Department of Children & Families Task Force for Child Protection which is studying and recommending improvements to Florida’s child welfare system. Delivered on September 20, 2007 by FCF Executive Director Andrea Moore.