Marion May Be Saving Millions
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is taking control of their juveniles. A new law gives counties the choice to house teens before they are sentenced, rather than the state. It's a state initiative designed to keep million dollars at home, but child advocacy groups argue the savings are at the juveniles expense.
Marion County made the switch before Governor Scott signed the bill, by going into an agreement with the Department of Juvenile Justice in November of last year. With the change, the Department of Juvenile Justice steps out of the picture, and the county steps in. It will be run by their employees, following the Florida Model of Jail Standards.
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