Guy Seligman is a juvenile lawyer, juvenile delinquency appeals lawyer with almost 3 decades experience helping kids and parents. A 24hr juvenile arrest hotline id available for parents to call any time day or night, holidays or weekends. Do not give up hope. There may be a chance for your child but you will need to act quickly.
Juvenile Delinquency Overview
Detention centers are for youth who are detained under specific circumstances set by Florida statute. There are 21 facilities divided into 3 regions throughout the state of Florida. They hold youth that are awaiting court dates or placement in a residential facility.
Prevention programs are designed to reduce juvenile crime and protect public safety. Prevention programs, administered by local providers throughout the state, target high-risk juveniles and those who exhibit problem behaviors such as ungovernability, truancy, running away from home and other pre-delinquent behaviors.
Probation and Community Intervention programs serve youth referred for law violations through assessment and referrals for services based on risk and needs. Interventions may include detention screening, intake, diversion, day treatment, probation, aftercare supervision, and linkage to service providers.
Residential facilities are for youth who are required by a judge to stay in the care of the Department of Juvenile Justice for an extended time. There are facilities located throughout Florida. A youth's placement depends on the commitment plan, not on the location of the arrest.
There is no right way to do a wrong thing but, your child may not need to pay the price for a simple mistake for the rest of their lives. Call us today and get the help you need and deserve.