The Juvenile Justice System handles cases where the person committing the crime is under the age of 18. The Juvenile Justice System is focused on rehabilitation as opposed to punishment. In the State of Florida, the Juvenile Justice System include many stages which differ from the adult system. Often juvenile justice cases move must faster than those in the adult system.
The process for the Juvenile Justice System typically includes the following: Arrest, Release, and Detention. Probation is often a part of the Juvenile Justice System. Once a juvenile is arrested, the youth undergoes DRAI assessment at a Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) or by an on-call screener. A Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) then meets with youth and family to access risk to public safety and service needs. Next, the JPO will make a recommendation to the State Attorney.
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