Civil Citations for Adolescents Using Marijuana
A new study published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal examined civil citations for adolescents using marijuana.
Analyzing aggregate arrest data in a Central Florida county over a three-year period, findings indicated that while less than 20% of arrests were for youth cannabis position, the majority (65%) were detained in juvenile detention centers.
The authors conclude that civil citations for youth with cannabis possession should be increased when possible.
Read the research abstract: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10560-016-0487-8
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