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Press Releases

  • Apr 29, 2009

    Zero Tolerance Bill Passes Full Senate

    The Florida Senate has unanimously passed Sen. Stephen Wise’s SB 1540, a priority of the Department of Juvenile Justice dealing with zero tolerance policies in schools.
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  • Apr 24, 2009

    DJJ Disproportionate Minority Contact Training and Community Forum - St. Petersburg

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will conduct Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Training on Friday, April 24, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and a Community Forum on Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the Enoch Davis Center located at 1111 18th Ave., South, in St. Petersburg.
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  • Apr 23, 2009

    Local Youth Given Investment Awards in "Completion Ceremony"

    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Frank Peterman, Jr., joined Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation (FJJF) Chair Marjorie Turnbull, and Kim Moore, CEO of Workforce Plus for Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties, to present more than 20 youth with Leon Strengthening Youth Partnership/FJJF Youth Investment Awards.
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  • Apr 17, 2009

    DJJ Secretary Peterman Kicks Off DJJ Youth Success Week

    Recognizing Florida's commitment to protecting the public by reducing juvenile crime and delinquency, Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Frank Peterman, Jr. visited Tampa to proclaim 2009 DJJ Youth Success Week for Florida, April 19 – 25.
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  • Apr 14, 2009

    Second Chance for Juvenile Offenders

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the 15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County) and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announce "Second Chance Week," giving approximately 300 juveniles who have an active warrant or pick-up order the opportunity to turn themselves in, secure a court date and go home. Normally, these youth would be held in secure detention pending appearance before a juvenile court judge.
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