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A bill aimed at decreasing the number of juveniles charged as adults is still alive in the Florida Senate, after narrowly passing its first committee Monday.

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Now that the Governor’s signed it, a bill reforming mental health within Florida’s criminal justice system will become law in a few months. Some advocates say it’s been years in the making.

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Among the many bills Governor Rick Scott signed into law last week is a measure expunging the criminal records of certain juvenile offenders.

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A bill reforming mental health within Florida’s criminal justice system is continuing to move in the House and Senate.

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A bill expunging the criminal records of certain minors when they become an adult has passed the full Florida Senate.

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A plan to revamp mental health care in Florida’s criminal justice system passed its first House panel Wednesday.

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Florida lawmakers are slated to take up a measure Wednesday reforming mental health care within the state’s criminal justice system.

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Florida lawmakers are considering different ways to help the state’s juvenile offenders. The aim is to help them succeed in life and make sure they don’t head to the prison system.

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A pair of proposals meant to help juvenile offenders passed their first Senate panels.

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A measure expunging the criminal records of certain juveniles cleared its first House panel Tuesday.

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Some Florida lawmakers are renewing a bipartisan effort making it easier to expunge the records of certain juvenile offenders.

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Bills aimed at helping Florida’s youth have passed the state Senate Wednesday.

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A bill expanding Florida’s civil citation program is heading to the House floor.

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Several bills aimed at reforming Florida’s juvenile justice system cleared another hurdle in the House Monday.

A bill that aims to make Florida parents take more responsibility over their juvenile kids who commit a crime is expected to be taken up Tuesday in its second committee stop. But, the measure could look a little different, after concerns were raised at its last stop about how different parts of the bill could negatively impact parents.

Republican Representative Dane Eagle of Cape Coral says he was driven to file the bill (HB 785) as a result of an e-mail from one of the people he represents in his district.

Teen Center To Debut Teen-Made Movie This Month

Aug 7, 2012
Actor in jail cell
Jim Stanek

Two years ago, the city of Tallahassee and Leon County partnered to convert an old community center into the Palmer Munroe Teen Center. Today, the center is helping some teens become filmmakers and musicians. And, it’s helping others make better choices as they plan a life after high school.

A teenage boy is being held in a cell at the Leon County Jail, and he’s overcome with emotion. More than 20,000 young people are admitted to detention centers every year in Florida as they await court appearances or serve sentences. But this time, the scene is just pretend.