The Buzz – No Place for Children

inweekly The Buzz 2/18/2016 No Place for ChildrenThe James Madison Institute recently released a new report that stated maintaining the status quo on the process of direct filing of juveniles in Florida could cost the Florida Department of Corrections $175 million over the next 10 years as more children enter [...]

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Senate Committee Approves Restrictions On When Kids Can Be Charged As Adults

wFSU Senate Committee Approves Restrictions On When Kids Can Be Charged As Adults By Lynn Hatter 2/12/2026 The Florida Senate’s Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Committee has cleared a number of bills related to juvenile justice reform. One proposal changes how and when juveniles can be charged as adults. Senate [...]

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Florida lawmakers want to reform the juvenile justice system

WJHG Florida lawmakers want to reform the juvenile justice system 2/12/2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-Florida tries more kids as adults than any other state in the country, but lawmakers are now preaching reform and are trying to change the law. 98 percent of those cases are due to the state's direct [...]

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Florida lawmakers look to reform how kids are treated after committing crimes

News 4 Jax Florida lawmakers look to reform how kids are treated after committing crimes By Matt Galka 2/12/2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida tries more kids as adults than any other state in the country, and 98 percent of those cases are due to the state's Direct file statute, which basically [...]

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James Madison Institute says juvenile incarceration cost to top $175M over next decade

Rick's Blog James Madison Institute says juvenile incarceration cost to top $175M over next decade 2/11/2016 As legislation on direct file of juveniles is heard in a Florida Senate committee today, The James Madison Institute has released a new report states that maintaining the status quo on the process of [...]

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Direct File of Juveniles Costs Florida Department of Corrections Millions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 11, 2016 CONTACT:Valerie Wickboldt |(850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org Direct File of Juveniles Costs Florida Department of Corrections Millions ~ Latest report calculates a $12.6 million cost avoidance if direct file statutes are reformed in Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE– As legislation on direct file of juveniles is heard in a [...]

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No Place for A Child: Direct File of Juveniles Comes at a High Cost; Time to Fix Statutes

At the turn of the 20th century, advocates of an alternate court process for juveniles highlighted problems that existed with prosecuting court-involved children in adult court where they principally faced punishment and surveillance. As an alternative, these advocates established juvenile courts, which reduced the severity of punishment and combined [...]

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