The Civil Citation program initially implemented in Leon County, Florida is a public/private self-sustained pre-arrest diversion program. Success of the program rests with law enforcement officers issuing citations that incorporate evidence-based assessments and appropriate intervention services. Health providers assist in support services with a clear goal of reducing recidivism.
Intervening at the earliest point in the process is critical. The Network deploys a set of tools to hold the adult/juvenile accountable throughout the process. This is accomplished through the Network's proprietary software platform (Civil Citation Network Application) that seamlessly blends law enforcement, clinicians and appropriate stakeholders. The software allows agencies complete management without the headaches of servers, software, paper management and dedicated IT staff. All this in a secure and encrypted environment.
A summary of network and application features can be found here.
The statewide civil citation process is designed to provide an alternative to formal judicial handling for first time misdemeanant offenses. The purpose of Civil Citation is two-fold.
Eligible participants must admit to committing the offense and agree to participate in the civil citation process. Florida Statutes requires this process to be implemented at the local level. Further, statutes specify that the process includes both an assessment of the needs of each participating youth and the provision of services to address the specific needs.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is tasked with encouraging and assisting Florida communities as they implement and improve this process.
Centralized access to information. Combines all aspects of the citation with full accountability.
Individualized assessment and
assignment for intervention in real-time.
Integrated referral system and
Coordination of drug screening and follow-on services
Start to end citation management, notations, communication, state statutes & ordinances.
Communication, case notes, documents, verification forms are attached to each participant case.
From live case data to specific case analytics to permission based data aggregators.
Accept and process all participant service payments.
Secure sandbox messaging, active live notifications and centralized document sharing.
Manage agency staff and granular permissions for all groups.
Technical support issues, feedback notification and product wish list.