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Here are websites and phone numbers of various organizations that may be of help to you.
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bullet American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center "Working to Improve Access to Counsel and the Quality of Representation for Children in the Juvenile Justice System."
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American Civil Liberties Union Read Laura Murphy's letter to Senator Feingold

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO Florida Public Employees Council 79

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Center for Florida's Children An organization, started in 1976, whose mission is "To build a powerful voice for children and to persuade the people of Florida to act on their behalf" and continues to work towards the day when Florida is transformed "... into the most child and family friendly state in the nation." Their motto is "Pay attention. Take action.

bullet Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Georgetown University-based policy research
bullet Children's Campaign, Inc.Florida-based child and youth advocacy organization
bulletCoalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse (CAICA) "No child should be abused or neglected for the sake of profit Teens and pre-teens have testified to being abducted, then incarcerated, abused, and neglected in for-profit private residential facilities, boot camps, wilderness programs, and boarding schools ... an industry that is largely unregulated"
bullet Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons  A national effort to clarify the nature and extent of violence, sexual abuse, degradation, and other serious safety failures and abuses in prisons and jails throughout the United States, as well as the consequences for prisoners, corrections officers, and the public at large.
bulletConnect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to work on behalf of children, youth and families.
bulletCriminal Justice Forum "...provide assistance to those dealing with the criminal justice system and to help the victims, defendants and their respective families find the help they need."

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bullet Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Litigation Section is authorized to take action only if there is a pattern or practice of illegal conduct. Exposure of a pattern would warrant an investigation that could result in obtaining broad reform of conditions in these institutions.
bulletDrug Strategies promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community initiatives.
bulletDirections for Mental Health, Inc. (727) 524-4464 A little-known child substance abuse program. Click Documents for more information.

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bullet Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track. Advancement Project. March 2005
bullet Ethics, Florida Commission on: This site was designed to make it easier for Florida public officers, employees and citizens to access information on the ethics laws.

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bulletFlorida Commission on Ethics (see Ethics, Florida Commission on]
bulletFlorida Department of Juvenile Justice Click Documents for an organization chart and e-mail addresses and links to reference manuals.
bullet Florida Juvenile Justice Association Network of juvenile justice service agencies
bullet Florida Network of Youth and Family Services Community-based youth crisis service agencies
bullet Florida Prevention Association FPA will harness the synergy of prevention service providers throughout the State of Florida to better connect populations in need, with specific prevention services as a means of specializing and linking the needs with services, and thus reducing the need for more intensive and expensive services; which are more restrictive.
bulletFlorida Statutes Here's where you can learn about Florida's laws and your rights!
bulletFlorida Supreme Court
bullet Free Keenan May Santa Rosa County Florida never forget to what they did to Amy and her son!

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bulletHospice Grief counseling for youths trying to cope with a death in the family. Also, call 727-588-2787 for the Child and Family Support Program within The Hospice.

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bulletInspector General, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

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Jail4Judges A website that works to hold accountable those judges who violate their own laws! J.A.I.L. is an acronym for Judicial Accountability Initiative Law.

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Justice for Juveniles - A grass roots group of concerned parents, grandparents, teachers, scholars, internet professionals, legal professionals and many others dedicated to ending the prosecution and adjudication of children as adults. Always remember that Children are NEVER Adults!

bulletJustice Policy Institute The Justice Policy Institute is a Washington, DC-based "think-tank" that is committed to reducing society's reliance on incarceration.
bulletJuvenile Justice Office Diocese of Orlando  "The program provides education, resources, and support for parents who are struggling with their troubled youth."

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bulletKidsInCourt.net an on-line forum for issues concerning kids in the judicial system.

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bulletLawyer: Donald A. Harrison, Attorney at Law - Criminal Defense: Pinellas/Pasco/Hillsborough Counties
PO Box 189 Riverview, FL 33568-0189 1-866-935-9040
“Committed to protecting your rights, because they are my rights too!”
bulletLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County: "If you believe that your child has been harmed while in the care of the Department, we will be happy to review the case." - John Walsh

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bulletNarconon A Non Profit Organization Specializing in Outpatient Detoxification and Outpatient Treatment Services
bullet National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)Research models and justice practice reform
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NCCD Report: Reforming Juvenile Detention in Florida, August 2005 released by The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) and Children's Campaign, Inc.: A groundbreaking study on the use of secure detention in Florida.

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Newspapers: Daytona Beach News-Journal articles by Ron Hurtibise and Audrey Parente.

bulletNewspapers: St. Petersburg Times articles by Curtis Krueger.
bulletNewspapers: St. Petersburg Times, send a letter to the editor.

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bulletOperation PAR A non-profit organization that provides addiction and mental health services.  Click Glossary or Documents for more information about PAR.

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bullet Physicians for Humans Rights "...promotes health by protecting human rights." 1997 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient. Youth Justice Project is ongoing.
bulletPinellas County The official website of the Pinellas County, Florida, government including the Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff's Department; 6th Judicial Circuit; and more.
bullet Pinellas County Connection Center "We envision Pinellas County as a place where all residents have...access to all the services vital to maintaining a safe and sustainable community."
bullet Pinellas County Department of Justice Coordination The mission of this organization is to "... insure that the citizens of Pinellas receive the highest quality justice and public safety services for the resources provided."

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bulletRepresentatives, Florida House of The official website of the Florida house of representatives; includes short biographies and contact information for all current Florida State Representatives.

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bullet Senate, Florida The official website of the Florida Senate. Here is a wealth of information on bills and amendments as well as short biographies and contact information for all current Florida State Senators.
bullet Southern Juvenile Defender Center "Ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and promoting justice for all children." This is a program of Emory University School of Law.
bulletStruggling Teens Mountains of resources and discussion forums by psychologists.
bulletSuncoast Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program The local (Tampa Bay Florida area) chapter of international Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

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bulletTim Niermann Chief Probation Officer/Circuit Manager for Pinellas County or phone (727)893-2000 or (727)423-1260. “Call on me—I’m your key to juvenile justice services.”

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bullet Voices for America's Children - Washington, D.C.-based nationwide advocacy network

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bulletWhite House Boys A Project Dedicated to the Survivors of the White House [Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys Marianna, FL]

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bulletYellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Because of the internal nature of depression and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest emotional pain. What can we do? We can help youth with the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®. Click here to visit the local chapter, Suncoast Yellow Ribbon

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Revised 11/18/2013