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

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

Miami-Dade County Florida

Miami-Dade County Florida

Population in Florida • Total Population: 17 million • 4 th largest state in

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

Population in Miami-Dade County, Florida • Total population: 2. 5 million • Juvenile population:

Population in 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

The Vision To significantly reduce the arrest rate by: • Providing positive identification •

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

Elements of the National Demonstration Project • DATA Information on juveniles identifying trends and

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. ”

National Demonstration Project (NDP) These three elements create a system of care where juveniles

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

Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) Centralized Intake Screening & Assessment The JAC revolutionized the management

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

Major Efficiencies • All law enforcement agencies have a central processing location for arrested

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

Improvements and Results Police officers are in and out of JAC within approximately 15

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

Improvements and Results (cont’d) Provides a facility with a juvenile-specific design and philosophy –

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

13. 3% 8. 2% 10. 2% 5. 5% 10. 2% 2. 9% 3. 4%

13. 3% 8. 2% 10. 2% 5. 5% 10. 2% 2. 9% 3. 4% 8. 1% 3. 9% 11. 2% 3. 5% 1. 8% Total Arrests 58%

20% Number of Arrests without the Civil Citation Initiative Number of Arrests with the

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

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

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

Recidivism FY 08 -09 (After 1 year) 60% 54% 50% 44% 40% 30% 20%

Recidivism FY 08 -09 (After 1 year) 60% 54% 50% 44% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Youth Successfully Competing JSD Programs Youth Not Successfully Completing JSD Programs Youth not Participating in JSD Programs Youth that receive JSD Program services have better outcomes than those who do not

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

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

Overview of Major Accomplishments (1998 -2010) • Reduced juvenile arrests by 58% (from 16,

Overview of Major Accomplishments (1998 -2010) • 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

Overview of Major Accomplishments (1998 -2010) cont’d • One of the lowest commitment rates

Overview of Major Accomplishments (1998 -2010) cont’d • 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

National Juvenile Arrests Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 Miami-Dade

National Juvenile Arrests Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 Miami-Dade County Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 11, 887 11, 213 11, 066 11, 624 12, 761 12, 458 11, 624 12, 743 11, 030 15, 040 13, 349 12, 255 11, 888 11, 487 10, 860 9, 750 8, 953 8, 042 2001 2007 2008 2009 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2001 -2009 -47% 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2001 -2009 -7% 2008 2009

National Juvenile Arrests Harris County JPD (Houston) Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 Chicago Police

National Juvenile Arrests Harris County JPD (Houston) Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 Chicago Police Department Total Juvenile Arrests 2001 -2009 21, 873 20, 812 22, 738 26, 072 23, 448 24, 877 23, 164 20, 885 19, 839 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2001 -2009 -9% 2008 2009 29, 485 29, 882 27, 866 28, 246 28, 829 26, 390 24, 614 23, 018 31, 112 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2001 -2009 +6% 2008 2009

JSD Partners • U. S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

JSD Partners • 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 cont’d • Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police • Miami-Dade Police

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

Future The Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department is constantly evolving by integrating new knowledge,

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. ”

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

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

For more information or assistance Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention www. ojjdp.

For more information or assistance Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention www. ojjdp. gov or Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center www. nttac. org