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- In partnership with Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of the State Attorney, the JSD implemented a countywide Civil Citation Initiative that reforms the protocol on how police and the community address juvenile first-time misdemeanor offenders. All eligible juveniles will be referred to the same evidence-based, customized, and proven services available to arrested youth, without the arrest. Since the program's inception in April 2007, there have been over 13,000 citations as of April 2013.
- The JSD has reduced juvenile arrests 67% between 1998 and 2012 and the juvenile detention population from 300 a day to just under 70 per day.
- The Department has generated a $33 million dollar gross systemic savings each year, and a $20.2 million dollar net savings each year. View Full Report from the Miami-Dade County Office of Budget Management.
- The Civil Citation Program addresses the disproportionate minority contact issue by providing services to its 95% minority population.
- Deemed a National Juvenile Justice Model by the White House Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 2008.
- The JSD has received an unprecedented seven congressional earmarks totaling $4.4 million.
- The JSD implemented a research-based process to continue to impact the re-offense rate by developing an age-specific protocol to serve young offenders (12 years old and under). The explicit goal of the Young Offenders Process (YOP) is to provide a coordinated system of service delivery for young offenders that is sensitive to their unique developmental needs and that reduces their risk for re-offending.
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