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1 Miami-Dade County Florida Juvenile Justice Model Presented by: Dr. Gladys Negron April 12 & 13, 2011

2 Miami-Dade County Florida

3 Population in Florida Total Population: 17 million 4 th largest state in U.S. Miami- Dade

4 Miami-Dade County, Florida Total population: 2.5 million Juvenile population: 416,924 Largest county in Florida 8 th Largest county in the U.S. 61% Hispanic 20% Black/African American * Based on population estimates from the American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau Population in Miami-Dade County

5 The Vision To significantly reduce the arrest rate by: Providing positive identification Identifying needs early Referring appropriately to address service needs Applying alternative intervention and prevention services for youth at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system

6 Elements of the National Demonstration Project DATA Information on juveniles identifying trends and patterns allows the service community to offer programs and services that relate to the actual population. ASSESSMENT Appropriate assessment identifies individual needs at the earliest point possible in order to place juveniles in the right program before the crimes committed become more serious. JUVENILE JUSTICE PARTNER COLLABORATION Allows the players involved with juveniles to "move the rules to fit the child and not move the child to fit the rules.”

7 National Demonstration Project (NDP) These three elements create a system of care where juveniles and their families are treated as individuals.

8 Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) Centralized Intake Screening & Assessment One point of accountability for all juvenile booking Effective Positive Identification Process (PID) Screening for risk & needs Assessment & diversion referrals The JAC revolutionized the management of the juvenile justice population in Miami-Dade County

9 Major Efficiencies All law enforcement agencies have a central processing location for arrested youth Youth receive immediate, evidence- based interventions Diversion happens at the intake stage (Civil Citation, PAD, JASS, JASP, IDDS) Reduction in the number of misdemeanor cases referred to court

10 Improvements and Results Police officers are in and out of JAC within approximately 15 minutes –Previously took up to 8 hours –Savings of Time- Over 800,000 hours of police time (average 6 hours per arrest) Money- Not paying officers to wait for a parent Public Safety- Allows officers to return to the streets to serve the public

11 Provides a facility with a juvenile-specific design and philosophy –Identifies needs and provides assistance, a different mentality than that of the adult system Improvements and Results (cont’d)

12 3.5% 1.8% 3.9% 11.2% 8.1% 2.9% 3.4% 5.5% 10.2% 13.3% 8.2% 58% Total Arrests

13 Number of Arrests without the Civil Citation Initiative Number of Arrests with the Civil Citation Initiative 20% The successful completion rate is 84% Civil citations are responsible for a 20% reduction in arrests since April 2007

14 95% of Civil citation participants are minorities Civil Citation Referrals by Ethnicity

15 Youth that receive JSD Program services have better outcomes than those who do not Recidivism FY (After 1 year)

16 Juvenile Arrests by Ethnicity 41% 57% 65% 67% 62%

17 Overview of Major Accomplishments ( ) Reduced juvenile arrests by 58% (from 16,532 in 1998 to 6,975 in 2010) Recidivism rate of 10% for juveniles completing JSD Programs Reduced juvenile detention population from 300 per day to approximately 100 per day $33 million dollar gross systemic savings each year $20.2 million dollar net savings each year

18 One of the lowest commitment rates in the state of Florida Started the GPS ankle bracelet program for qualifying detention youth Miami-Dade County Youth Commission in process of being established under the VIP umbrella to provide youth with a unique perspective on county government and an advisory board to the mayor and BCC Overview of Major Accomplishments ( ) cont’d

19 National Juvenile Arrests % %

20 National Juvenile Arrests % %

21 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor Eleventh Judicial Court Circuit, Juvenile Division Miami-Dade Clerk of the Courts Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Florida Department of Children & Families JSD Partners

22 JSD Partners cont’d Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police Miami-Dade Police Department Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Miami-Dade County Administrative Office of the Courts Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services Circuit 11, Miami-Dade County Juvenile Justice Board Administrative Juvenile Judges Community Service Providers

23 Future The Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department is constantly evolving by integrating new knowledge, values, and capabilities in its operations. For the future, JSD is dedicated to building an infrastructure which can effectively prevent children from becoming involved with the juvenile justice system entirely by offering services to children identified “at risk.”

24 “We believe that what we do for every arrested child desperately matters.” Closing

25 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention or Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center For more information or assistance


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