Department of Juvenile Justice Blue Print Commission Public Hearings

Sep 5, 2007

September 5, 2007; 9:30 am – noon; Holy Cross Hospital Campus, Sister Innocent Conference Center Auditorium; 4725 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Meeting Topic: Ensure Public Safety for Floridians by reviewing current detention practices. Meeting will focus on crime trends, detention screening tools, detention services, and alternatives to detention.

9:30 am – noon

Meeting Called to Order

Presentation by Department of Juvenile Justice staff on follow-up issues from August organizational workshop including Florida trends and profiles of at-risk youth, flow chart showing pre-arrest through detention, and detention screening practices.

Presentation by Wansley Walters, Miami-Dade JAC regarding progress made in Florida on early intervention and assessments and civil citation options.

Presentation by Ken Pifer, Department of Juvenile Justice Assistant Secretary for Detention

Key issues within detention

Multi-agency gang initiative

Discussion by Gordon Bazemore, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University.

Presentation by Honorable Frank Orlando (Ret), Casey Foundation, on the JDAI detention alternative project.