Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131267
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File Number: 131267 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-703-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: MDEAT'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEEN COURT PROGRAM Introduced: 6/17/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2013
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A8
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. R-997-09 BY REPEALING THOSE PROVISIONS RELATED TO MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST’S ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEEN COURT PROGRAM
Indexes: TEEN COURT PROGRAM
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 9/4/2013 11A8 Adopted P

Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 7/11/2013 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 6/17/2013 Referred Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 7/11/2013

County Attorney 6/17/2013 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 6/17/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. R-997-09 BY REPEALING THOSE PROVISIONS RELATED TO MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUSTíS ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEEN COURT PROGRAM

BODY
WHEREAS, the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust Oversight Board (''Oversight Board''), which was established by the Board of County Commissioners (''Board''), recommended that the Board transfer the Teen Court Program from the entity then known as the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust to another entity, to allow the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust or its successor entity to focus on the implementation of a structure that supports the organizationís proposed new focus on economic development; and
WHEREAS, on July 21, 2009, the Board supported the findings of the Oversight Board, and adopted Resolution No. R-997-09 to require in Section 2 of the resolution that the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust or its successor entityís Board of Trustees, within three (3) years from the date of that resolution, to provide this Board with their recommendation of a non-profit organization, a law enforcement agency, a court administrator, the Clerk of the Court, or any other similar agency to which to transfer the Teen Court Program; and
WHEREAS, prior to and since the adoption of Resolution No. R-997-09, the Teen Court Program has and continues to serve as Miami-Dade Countyís only alternative peer-sanctioning program for first-time misdemeanor youthful offenders who agree to allow their peers instead of the juvenile justice system determine their sentencing; and
WHEREAS, the Teen Court Program has successfully helped to decrease juvenile delinquency by interrupting the beginning stages of criminal behavior; and
WHEREAS, the Teen Court program has proven to be beneficial to Miami-Dade County and its residents by reducing recidivism; offering relief to the local juvenile justice system, promoting our youth to become responsible and knowledgeable citizens; and encouraging collaborative partnerships between youth, the local police departments, the judiciary and the Bar; and
WHEREAS, the Teen Court Program continues to serve as a model for all similar programs in the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, since the Boardís adoption of Resolution No. R-997-00, the Teen Court Program has been and is currently administered by Metro Miami Action Plan Trustís successor entity Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (''Trust''); and
WHEREAS, much of the continued success of the Teen Court Program is attributable to the Trustís administration of the program; and
WHEREAS, many prominent judges and lawyers have expressed their support for the Teen Court Program and the continued administration of the program by the Trust; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires that the Trust continue to administer the Teen Court Program on behalf of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Board, therefore, desires to amend Resolution No. R-997-09 by repealing Section 2 of said resolution,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in this resolution and are approved.
Section 2. The Board hereby amends Resolution No. R-997-09 by repealing Section 2 of said resolution related to the administration of the Teen Court Program by the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust or its successor entity. The Board further declares that the administration of the Teen Court Program shall remain with the Trust, or its successor entity.



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