The Juvenile Justice Committee, chaired by Paula Montgomery, urges your attendance at the Pensacola City Council where elected bodies will be asked to support a resolution to protest the process of trying juveniles as adults.
In Florida, the State Attorney has the sole power to send a child to either juvenile or adult court and this process does not include oversight by a judge. Several years of study and input from professionals have convinced League members that too many of our young people are tried as adults through direct file and have their future potential destroyed by incarceration in adult facilities.
If you care about the future of our local youths, please attend the meetings to stand in support of the resolution.
Pensacola City Council meeting February 8 at 5:30 at City Hall, 222 West Main St
For more information call Paula Montgomery, 850 485 3063.