FAMU Celebrates Grand Opening of Juvenile Justice Research Institute

By: Jennifer Milton Email
By: Jennifer Milton Email

Florida A&M University celebrated the grand opening of of the Juvenile Justice Research Institute Wednesday.

The Department of Juvenile Justice has directed $400,00in grant funding to support the work of the Institute.

The JJRI will examine and address minority over-representation in Florida's juvenile justice system.

The institute will promote a college student mentorship program with the local DJ facilities.


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  • by TLH on Oct 28, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    Not to be a naysayer...but do you know how much money has been poured into Juvenile delinquency research? Not just in town, but across the nation. DJJ has their own research bureau. Here is where the money should go...kids get in trouble mainly due to their home environment. So the court locks them up to get rehabilitated. They serve their time and get out. Guess where they go back too? Same crowd. Same neighborhood. Same habits. Same lackadasical parents who don't keep their kids out of trouble. It is a fact. It is documented over and over and over again. You have to change the family. You have to change the environment if you want to change juvenile crime. I will take my $400K now please..thank you.
  • by Sunshine Girl on Oct 28, 2010 at 05:15 AM
    The Grand Opening of the New JJRI program on FAMU's campus was OUTSTANDING. The speakers were very motivating and up lifting. You could hear the passion in their voices. Dr. Phyllis Gray-Ray the Director of the program is motivated and ready to go.
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