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Gov. Scott touting $85 million for youth crime diversion

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The state of Florida will spend nearly $85 million for crime prevention programs. Gov. Rick Scott announced funding for five programs Monday under the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. “Thanks to the dedication of our law enforcement officers and the great youth service providers across the state, Florida’s juvenile arrests are at their lowest levels in 30 years,” Scott said. “We are proud to invest nearly $85 million this year to improve the lives of Florida’s youth. By working together,…

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