A CAMPAIGN FOR YOUTH JUSTICE REFORM

ABOUT US

We're committed to getting young people out of adult jails and prisons so that they can have the support and services they need.

14,000
Children Charged As Adults

Since 2009, Florida has sent over 14,000 children to adult jails and prisons.

36x
Increase in Potential For Self-Harm

Children are 36 times more likely to commit acts of self-harm in facilities built for adults.

98%
Of CHILDREN Transferred via Direct File

"Direct File" allows the prosecutors to place young people directly into the adult system without having to see a judge.

THE cAMPAIGN

who we are

Florida prosecutes more children in the adult criminal justice system for felonies than any other state. Since 2009, more than 14,000 children—some as young as 10 years old—have been prosecuted as adults in our state; last year, more than 900 children were sent to the adult system. Almost all of them (98 percent) were prosecuted as adults solely at the discretion of prosecutors, without a judge’s input, through a practice commonly referred to as “direct file.” Under current law, prosecutors can direct file children as young as 14. There is currently no minimum age for indictment as an adult in Florida.

THE MISSION

BUILDING A CHURCH
COMMUNITY

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