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Parramore was once a hub for juvenile arrests in Orange County, but now delinquency has heightened in other areas. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Special Series Stories

High Risk, High Need, High Potential


Orange County has the highest number of juvenile arrests in Florida, and black boys make up the majority of those arrests for crimes charged as felonies. In this fourth installment of Young & Arrested, we look into how the community is changing its approach to how to treat kids who commit crimes.
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A young man attends his hearing at the Thomas S. Kirk Center for Juvenile Justice in Orlando. Photo: Renata Sago.
Special Series Stories

From a Classroom to a Courtroom


Orange County has the highest number of juvenile arrests in Florida, and black boys make up the majority of those arrests for crimes charged as felonies. In this third installment of Young & Arrested, one kid breaks a school rule that leads him to facing a felony.
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Central Florida leads the rest of the state in juvenile arrests. Photo: St. Edwards University.
Special Series Stories

In Prison By Sixteen


Orange County has the highest number of juvenile arrests in Florida. Black boys make up the majority of those arrests for crimes charged as felonies. In the first installment of Young & Arrested, 90.7’s Renata Sago takes us to Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood, a mixed-income black neighborhood with the state’s highest volume of arrests. It is where one young man landed in prison before he could graduate high school.
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Orange & Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE
Local News

Intersection: Public Defender Robert Wesley’s Clothing Drive


On Saturday, Orange and Osceola County public defender Robert Wesley holds his annual clothing drive- seeking business clothes to help defendants look presentable in court. Wesley explains why appearance makes a big difference to defendants, and he talks about the progress made in keeping kids out of the court system.
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Central Florida leads the rest of the state in juvenile arrests. Photo: St. Edwards University.
Local News

Orange County Leads Florida in Juvenile Arrests


Law enforcement agencies in Orange County arrest more minors than in any other part of the state according to the latest data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The agency’s annual Delinquency Profile for 2015-16 finds that officers across Orange County booked more than 6,547 youth during that time and 7,003 the previous year.
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