Ft. Meyers, Florida Juvenile Center Links Florida Juvenile Crime to Drug Use

A 2007 study by the Ft. Meyers Juvenile Assessment Center shows that the majority of juveniles arrested for committing crimes is linked to drug abuse. In an article on news-press.com, the review showed that of the juveniles that were brought to the center after being arrested:

59% used illegal drugs

47% used alcohol

44% smoked pot

15% used cocaine

The article also cites a 2008 survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The survey found:

16% of juveniles used drugs other than pot

32% of juveniles smoked pot

If your child has been arrested as a juvenile in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Juvenile Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.