Hot Topics – Juvenile Justice
Since the establishment of our country’s first juvenile court in 1899, states have recognized that children who commit crimes need to be treated differently than adults. Today’s juvenile justice system still maintains rehabilitation as its primary goal; however, in recent years the system has moved toward a more punitive criminal justice approach.
How can it work better to turn these young people around, helping them as well as society? Judges, attorneys, and concerned citizens in Florida are working hard towards that goal.
We are very honored to have as our speakers three dedicated professionals from the 12th Judicial Circuit:
…Ed Brodsky, State Attorney;
…Virginia Donovan, Chief Probation Officer; and
…Larry Eger, Public Defender.