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State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Big Session Ahead For Juvenile Justice Legislation

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.


(Source: The Miami Herald)

Florida’s DJJ Secretary Meets With Protesters In Capitol

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.


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Workers At Facility For Troubled Youth Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

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.

CBS Miami–07/02/2013

(Source: AP)

State Unveils Plans To Prevent Abuse At Fla. Detention Centers

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.


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Residents Meet To Address Real-Life “Dennis The Menace”

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.


Gov.-elect Rick Scott speaks at a breakfast before his inauguration.  (Source: CBS)

Random Drug Tests For State Workers Ordered By Gov. Scott

State workers will now have to submit to random drug testing under a new executive order signed by Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday.