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Study shows arresting youth for common youth misbehavior harms public safety: “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” released
Our second annual comprehensive study of Florida’s alternatives to juvenile arrests for common youth misbehavior – called “Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016” – shows counties that arresting youth rather than issue civil citations create more reoffenders who generate more crime, running counter to law enforcement’s basic responsibility to reduce crime. Juvenile