The following policymakers must agree to the circuit-wide agreement, or memorandum of understanding, on pre-arrest diversion. Click their title to find contact information for those in your community.
Local Agreements and Coalition Letters to Circuits
We've begun collecting local agreements governing the use of pre-arrest diversion across the state. As we gather these, we will post them below. Please send any additions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you need help getting this information in a circuit not covered, please contact us.
In collaboration with partners Southern Poverty Law Center and the League of Women Voters, and in coordination with the publication of the 2018 Stepping Up Study, we also sent customized letters to each of Florida's 20 judicial circuits to offer the study's findings, our recommendations and our support as they implement a new law requiring circuit-wide agreements governing pre-arrest diversion. Those letters include specific local information and are listed below.
First Circuit - Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties
Third Circuit - Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties
Fourth Circuit - Clay, Duval and Nassau counties
Fifth Circuit - Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties
Sixth Circuit - Pasco and Pinellas counties
Seventh Circuit - Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties
Eighth Circuit - Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties
Ninth Circuit - Orange and Osceola counties
- Coalition letter to Circuit 10
- Highlands Memorandum of Understanding
- Polk County Memorandum of Understanding