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Young & Arrested

Signs with positive words such as "faith," "resilience," and "vivacious" are on the walls of the Orange County Juvenile Assessment Center. Photo: Joey Roulette.
The Orange County Juvenile Assessment Center is where kids are brought after being stopped by police. The building is located in Parramore, once a hub for juvenile arrests.  Photo: Joey Roulette.
The Orange County Juvenile Assessment Center is where kids are brought after being stopped by police. The building is located in Parramore, once a hub for juvenile arrests.  Photo: Joey Roulette.
Case managers, probation officers, private security officers and private community providers are houses in Orange County’s Juvenile Assessment Center. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Case managers, probation officers, private security officers and private community providers are houses in Orange County’s Juvenile Assessment Center. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Livenson Loriston is program manager for a community provider that partners with Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice. Photo: Joey Roulette.
 Some kids are taken from the juvenile system into the adult criminal system to be tried for cases. Florida once had a high direct file rate compared to other states. Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.
Some kids are taken from the juvenile system into the adult criminal system to be tried for cases. Florida once had a high direct file rate compared to other states. Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.
Christina Daly is secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which began a revamp of its system in 2011. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Christina Daly is secretary of Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice. The agency began a revamp in 2011 of how it handles kids who have been arrested. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Katherine Puzone, who heads the juvenile defense clinic at Barry University School of Law, says the system places the “middle class judgments of white people” on kids. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Katherine Puzone, who heads the juvenile defense clinic at Barry University School of Law, says the system places the “middle class judgments of white people” on kids. Photo: Joey Roulette.
Jaylon Cobb, now 20 years old, has trained at the Cordon Bleu. By fourteen, he had dropped out of school and was in a gang in a tough part of Apopka. Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.
Jaylon Cobb, now 20 years old, has trained at the Cordon Bleu. By fourteen, he had dropped out of school and was in a gang in a tough part of Apopka. Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.

About this project


Orange County leads the state in juvenile arrests according to data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
The majority of those arrests are felonies charged to black boys. In this five-part series, 90.7 WMFE reporter Renata Sago documents Orange County’s complex system for handling kids who commit crimes. The stories are told through the lens of three black men who were charged with felonies as children.

 

The astronauts of Apollo 11 train in various simulations.

Seeing Apollo Through The Eyes Of Astronauts

Five former NASA astronauts who flew on space missions reflect on some of the awe-inspiring photos from Apollo 11, the first lunar landing flight.
Apollo 11 rolls out of the VAB at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ahead of the launch. Photo: NASA

Spotlight: Photographer Jim Hobart On His “Apollo: Then And Now” Project With WMFE

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that sent the first humans to the moon. As part of his week-long series on the topic for WMFE, 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne teamed up with photographer Jim Hobart for a project called “Apollo: Then and Now.”

Florida-Born Singer-Songwriter Michael McArthur Talks First Full-Length Album

Florida-born singer-songwriter and musician Michael McArthur joins Intersection to discuss his first full-length album, Ever Green, Ever Rain

The Myth and Reality of Florida Man

Florida Man is popular meme that’s grown out of news headlines about Floridians in bizarre situations. Matthew Peddie sat down with three guests to talk about the myth and the reality behind Florida Man.

With “Fringe Feels”, Nick Georgoudiou Invites Orlando to Craft Typewritten Thank You Notes

The 28th Orlando fringe festival is the longest running fringe theatre festival in the United States. Nick Georgoudiou, Host of To a Certain Degree on WPRK-FM 91.5, tells Intersection he’s sponsoring a table at the festival where people can type out a note “showing gratitude to the people who work there.”

Preserving Apollo’s Historic Landing Sites On The Moon

Scientists believe the footprints of the twelve Apollo moon-walkers remain untouched by wind or erosion on the lunar surface. But as more countries -- and companies -- set their sites on the moon, advocates are worried that there are no international laws protecting the historic sites from tampering or damage.

City of Orlando Commissioners Want To Lower Bicycle Related Injuries And Deaths

City of Orlando Commissioners want to reduce the amount of bike-related injuries for elementary school aged children. Commissioners Tony Ortiz and Jim Gray are partnering with the Helmets Save Lives organization to provide new bike helmets, backpacks and bike safety information to about 400 kids.

Women Firefighters Still Wear Gear Meant for Men, An Orange County Fire Rescue Study Could Change That

The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that the industry is still predominantly made up of white men between the ages of 30 and 49. 

Apollo, Then & Now: Photo Series Captures Space Coast Change Fifty Years After Moon Missions

In the 1960’s, NASA’s Apollo program spurred growth and development on Florida’s Space Coast. Fifty years later, the lasting impact of the program can still be seen. 90.7 News worked with photographer Jim Hobart to capture what has changed — and what hasn’t — in the five decades since the Apollo program.

Two-Day Active Shooter Training For Staff, Law Enforcement Begins at Orange County Public Schools

An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy pretended to be an active shooter at a simulation at Windermere High School. 

Credits:

  • Reporting – Renata Sago, WMFE
  • Photography – Joey Roulette and Renata Sago, WMFE
  • Radio editing and production – Catherine Welch, WMFE and Renata Sago, WMFE
  • Digital editing and production – Renata Sago, WMFE
  • Web engineering and design – Ryan Ellison, WMFE
  • Social media – Jenny Babcock, WMFE
  • Technical support – Mac Dula, WMFE

 

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