Tag: florida juvenile justice association
Last week, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, looked back at its record in 2020 and insisted it continues to serve as a national model for juvenile justice systems.
“Youth diversion” refers to programs and policies that steer children away from the traditional criminal justice process. In Florida, diversion can happen when a police officer gives a young person a warning or civil citation in lieu of an arrest, or when youth are referred to community-based diversion services rather than being detained or adjudicated.