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.