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Information Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Information about the Juvenile Arrest Avoidance Program (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew H. Warren will present information about the Juvenile Arrest Avoidance Program (JAAP).

JAAP is commonly referred to as the juvenile civil citation program.  This greatly-expanded and permanent program went into effect on August 1, 2017, throughout Hillsborough County.  Civil citations allow for better allocation of resources, reduce costs to taxpayers, and reduce recidivism and increase public safety.  Youth who are arrested for minor crimes are twice as likely to reoffend as those issued civil citations and assigned to youth diversion programs.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  No)
There is no financial impact to Hillsborough County Public Schools for this agenda item.
EVALUATION
Evaluation of JAAP will be compiled and maintained by the State Attorney's office.
SUBMITTED BY:  Chrissy Dorion, Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives
Wynne A. Tye   Van Ayres
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives
(813) 273-7033
  Deputy Superintendent
(813) 272-4895
    C 13.04
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 13.04