Palmer Munroe Teen Center

State Attorney Jack Campbell says a focus on restorative justice may be one way to empower victims of crime. Campbell says restorative justice focuses on helping those who’ve committed crimes face the consequences of their actions—often by meeting and speaking with their targets. And he adds the process can also be therapeutic for victims.

City of Tallahassee

A question about funding for Tallahassee’s Palmer Munroe Teen Center is highlighting a dispute between the city and county about where one government’s responsibility ends and the other’s begins.

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.