Tag: Juvenile offenders
St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Ken Welch. (Image via AP.)

Jim RosicaDecember 5, 2017
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Miguel Rodriguez is only 24, but he already lost nearly a decade of his life to the criminal justice system. He attended a Tuesday press conference at the Capitol to argue for changes to the way Florida prosecutes juvenile offenders, including what’s known as the direct-file process, in which some minors are charged and handled in […]

Scott PowersAugust 15, 2017
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Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced Tuesday she has reformed a key juvenile justice policy in Orange County so that juveniles who are subjects of police reports inquiring about criminal charges, yet who are neither arrested nor ultimately charged, will not have criminal court records. Such cases involve situations where law enforcement officers decide they […]


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