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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 985
JUVENILE JUSTICE; INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES
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F.S. 985.664
985.664 Juvenile justice circuit advisory boards.
(1) There is authorized a juvenile justice circuit advisory board to be established in each of the 20 judicial circuits. Except in single-county circuits, each juvenile justice circuit advisory board shall have a county organization representing each of the counties in the circuit. The county organization shall report directly to the juvenile justice circuit advisory board on the juvenile justice needs of the county. The purpose of each juvenile justice circuit advisory board is to provide advice and direction to the department in the development and implementation of juvenile justice programs and to work collaboratively with the department in seeking program improvements and policy changes to address the emerging and changing needs of Florida’s youth who are at risk of delinquency.
(2) The duties and responsibilities of a juvenile justice circuit advisory board include, but are not limited to:
(a) Developing a comprehensive plan for the circuit. The initial circuit plan shall be submitted to the department no later than December 31, 2014, and no later than June 30 every 3 years thereafter. The department shall prescribe a format and content requirements for the submission of the comprehensive plan.
(b) Participating in the facilitation of interagency cooperation and information sharing.
(c) Providing recommendations for public or private grants to be administered by one of the community partners that support one or more components of the comprehensive circuit plan.
(d) Providing recommendations to the department in the evaluation of prevention and early intervention grant programs, including the Community Juvenile Justice Partnership Grant program established in s. 985.676 and proceeds from the Invest in Children license plate annual use fees.
(e) Providing an annual report to the department describing the board’s activities. The department shall prescribe a format and content requirements for submission of annual reports. The annual report must be submitted to the department no later than August 1 of each year.
(3) Each juvenile justice circuit advisory board shall have a minimum of 16 members. The membership of each board must reflect:
(a) The circuit’s geography and population distribution.
(b) Diversity in the judicial circuit.
(4) Each member of the juvenile justice circuit advisory board must be approved by the Secretary of Juvenile Justice, except those members listed in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h). The juvenile justice circuit advisory boards established under subsection (1) must include as members:
(a) The state attorney or his or her designee.
(b) The public defender or his or her designee.
(c) The chief judge or his or her designee.
(d) A representative of the corresponding circuit or regional entity of the Department of Children and Families.
(e) The sheriff or the sheriff’s designee from each county in the circuit.
(f) A police chief or his or her designee from each county in the circuit.
(g) A county commissioner or his or her designee from each county in the circuit.
(h) The superintendent of each school district in the circuit or his or her designee.
(i) A representative from the workforce organization of each county in the circuit.
(j) A representative of the business community.
(k) A youth representative who has had an experience with the juvenile justice system and is not older than 21 years of age.
(l) A representative of the faith community.
(m) A health services representative who specializes in mental health care, victim-service programs, or victims of crimes.
(n) A parent or family member of a youth who has been involved with the juvenile justice system.
(o) Up to five representatives from any of the following who are not otherwise represented in this subsection:
1. Community leaders.
2. Youth-serving coalitions.
(5) When a vacancy in the office of the chair occurs, the juvenile justice circuit advisory board shall appoint a new chair, who must meet the board membership requirements in subsection (4). The chair shall appoint members to vacant seats within 45 days after the vacancy and submit the appointments to the department for approval. The chair shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Juvenile Justice.
(6) A member may not serve more than three consecutive 2-year terms, except those members listed in paragraphs (4)(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h). A former member who has not served on the juvenile justice circuit advisory board for 2 years is eligible to serve on the juvenile justice circuit advisory board again.
(7) At least half of the voting members of the juvenile justice circuit advisory board constitutes a quorum. A quorum must be present in order for the board to vote on a measure or position.
(8) In order for a juvenile justice circuit advisory board measure or position to pass, it must receive more than 50 percent of the vote.
(9) Each juvenile justice circuit advisory board must provide for the establishment of an executive committee of not more than 10 members. The duties and authority of the executive committee must be addressed in the bylaws.
(10) Each juvenile justice circuit advisory board shall have bylaws. The department shall prescribe a format and content requirements for the bylaws. All bylaws must be approved by the department. The bylaws shall address at least the following issues: election or appointment of officers; filling of vacant positions; meeting attendance requirements; and the establishment and duties of an executive committee.
(11) Members of juvenile justice circuit advisory boards are subject to part III of chapter 112.
History.s. 50, ch. 2000-135; s. 12, ch. 2005-263; s. 91, ch. 2006-120; s. 1, ch. 2013-118; s. 37, ch. 2014-162.
Note.Former s. 985.4135.