FL Study Praises Juvenile Citations Instead of Arrests

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Miami-Dade County led Florida last year in sending child offenders to diversion programs rather than arresting them for misdemeanor crimes, says a new study reported by the Miami Herald. The study also found that some counties have a long way to go to increase their use of juvenile civil citation programs, an alternative that experts praise as a more effective and beneficial option to arrest.

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