Department of Juvenile Justice
The Legislature is expected to take up major changes to Florida’s juvenile-justice system during the 2014 session, looking to put more emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation for youthful offenders.
About a week after student protesters have situated themselves in a hallway at the state Capitol, Governor Scott, after listening to the protesters last Thursday, asked Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with the activists Monday.
A sexual misconduct investigation is underway at a Fort Lauderdale program for juvenile offenders after one female worker and an intern were accused of having inappropriate relationships with members of the program.
After an incident in December involving a 15-year-old girl, state officials announced plans Friday children from being abused behind the walls of Florida’s juvenile detention centers.
A real-life Dennis The Menace has been terrorizing Lake Aire Estates homeowners for weeks, and residents are rallying to rout the 14-year-old’s crime spree.
State workers will now have to submit to random drug testing under a new executive order signed by Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday.