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Florida Senator Keith Perry Receives Award for Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction Bill (SB 274)

In recognition of his vision, leadership and multi-year support for the 2021 Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction bill (SB 274), The Children’s Campaign recently presented a Superhero Protector of Children Award to Florida Senator Keith Perry. The Superhero awards are reserved for people who envision and/or lead transformational change for children. “The common denominator for receiving a Superhero award is the large-scale transformative change that can be achieved,” explained Roy Miller, president of The Children’s Campaign. “It recognizes system reform that fundamentally changes children’s lives for the better.” Florida’s Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction bill had the potential to be one of the most important juvenile justice reforms in the last decade. ...Read More

2021-07-22T11:34:29-04:00July 22, 2021|Uncategorized|

What’s Being Missed in the Aftermath of the “Bonnie and Clyde” Rampage

The heart-pounding shootout between Volusia County law enforcement and a 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl continues to shock the nation. Just yesterday, two weeks after the incident, State Attorney R.J. Larizza held a news conference on the case that garnered national attention. Although many are still reeling, child advocates aligned with The Children’s Campaign believe it wasn’t a matter if a “Bonnie and Clyde” youth rampage could happen, but when. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood called both Florida’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems “broken.” But unpacking the reasons for why this tragedy happened, which appeared to some to be a potential suicide-by-cop in the making, is more complicated. A ...Read More

2021-06-22T13:27:12-04:00June 22, 2021|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Is a Lack of Transparency Costing Children’s Lives?

Stonewalling by agency heads and private corporations caring for Florida’s most vulnerable children is raising serious questions about transparency in the aftermath of violent sexual abuse of a girl at Miami Girls Academy, regulated by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the brutal death of a Jacksonville child in kinship care, regulated by the Florida Department of Children & Families. Appearing to Hide Behind Confidentiality The questionable application of confidentiality guidelines raises suspicion, as well as magnifies the serious problems caused when expansive private corporations have no real ties to the state or voices of local citizens at their table. In Miami, the Miami Girls Academy, a residential juvenile ...Read More

2021-06-02T12:54:43-04:00June 2, 2021|Breaking News, Top Stories|