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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Florida is an optional P.L. 280 state with concurrent tribal and state jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters. See FLST §285.16, Pub. L. 97–399, §2, Dec. 31, 1982, 96 Stat. 2012, and Pub. L. 97–399, §7, Dec. 31, 1982, 96 Stat. 2015.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017

Sources

Website: FY 2014-15 DMC BENCHMARK REPORT
Author: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2014–2015
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed

Summary

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Office of Program Accountability publishes data on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC).  Florida reports Relative Rate Indices (RRI) for 5 out of 9 recommended decision points for 3 populations. Rates are reported for each county and statewide. It is unclear if race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

The DJJ also publishes data on DMC in an interactive database on their website. Florida reports RRI’s for 6 out of 9 recommended decision points for 3 populations. Rates are reported for each county and statewide. It is unclear if race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

DMC assessment

May provide an assessment to the federal juvenile justice agency, but not publicly available.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Progressive data

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice supports an interactive Disproportionate Minority Contact Racial Ethnic Disparity Benchmark Report.  The dashboard displays RRI’s across 6 juvenile justice processing stages for white, black, and Hispanic youth by gender and county. Statewide information is presented with interactive, dynamic filtering enabling users to make appropriate comparisons across judicial areas. Rankings of counties, based on the one-year Relative Rate Index (RRI), is also provided.

Florida benchmark report

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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