Truancy in Jacksonville and Juvenile Crime

Last year, over 14,000 Jacksonville students in Duval County public schools skipped more than 20 days of class according to the Florida Times Union at Jacksonville.com. Of that number,
– 53% were boys
– 47% were girls
– 48% were African American
– 38 % were White
– 7% were Hispanic
When children are not in school, they are more likely to commit crimes and this is a major concern for the Jacksonville Journey. According to Jacksonville united Against Truancy, 44% of juvenile violent crimes are committed during school and 75% of the inmates in jail were truants at one time.

If you have any questions about juvenile criminal charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Juvenile Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.