No decision made on civil citations for juveniles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- No decision was made Tuesday in a debate over a resolution that calls for issuing more civil citations to juveniles in Duval County.

Civil citations are designed to offer non-judicial punishments to teens accused of non-violent crimes. Supporters say it keeps kids from getting caught in the criminal justice system.

Jacksonville's City Council voted Tuesday night to send the resolution back to committees and get more feedback from State Attorney Angela Corey.

Corey says the resolution fails to incorporate the numerous non-arrest diversion programs her office has had in place for the past four decades. She told the council there is a lot of misinformation on this topic.


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