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Potential Allies and Resources
The following organizations have been active in promoting Smart Justice reforms for juveniles.
- American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. Find your local chapter here.
- The Children’s Campaign, iamforkids.org/juvenile-justice-reform
- Direct Action & Research Training Center. Find your local organization here.
- Florida Parent-Teacher Association. Find your local PTA here.
- FSU Project on Accountable Justice, www.iog.fsu.edu/paj
- Florida TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice, www.floridataxwatch.org/ResearchAreas/CSJ.aspx
- The James Madison Institute, www.jamesmadison.org
- League of Women Voters of Florida, Find your local chapter here.
- Southern Poverty Law Center, www.splcenter.org/state-offices/florida
Government Stakeholders and Policymakers
In addition to your local law enforcement agencies, county commission, city council and school board, the following governmental agencies are key in juvenile justice policy.
Circuit Advisory Boards
Advisory boards are established to promote collaboration and cooperation among juvenile justice stakeholders. Their meetings are public and noticed here. They are made up of representatives from the local school district, law enforcement agencies, state attorney and public defender, county commission, Department of Children and Families, Department of Corrections and representatives from the local business, faith community, etc.
The DJJ provides a wealth of data online, including many interactive tools to analyze your local juvenile justice scene.
The DJJ provides background materials on civil citations here, including contacts for local programs. You can analyze the data for your local civil citation program using the Civil Citation Dashboard.