In Florida, children as young as twelve have been prosecuted in adult court. This process, know as direct file, is a cruel and unjust system that leads to more devastation for families and youth in Florida. Last year, more than 900 kids were sent to the adult criminal justice system. There are rougly 150 kids – younger than 18 – housed in adult state prisons in Florida.
Join the ACLU of Florida and our coalition partners Saturday, February 23, for a legislative training where you'll learn how you can advocate for change during this legislative session. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.