Impact of juvenile fines and fees


Florida charges children and their families 31 different fines and fees for their involvement in the juvenile system, including public defender charges, court administration and costs of detention. In this special report, we introduce you to a Lake County family that owes over $830 in fines and fees. The debt continues to affect their livelihood.  

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Sofia is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

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