Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Florida) News

Collaboration helps juvenile offenders forge a path for the future

By Carrie Salls | Jan 19, 2017

JACKSONVILLE – A pro bono program for juvenile offenders who have completed the State Attorney’s Office’s diversion program, which began as a collaboration between Florida Coastal School of Law and the Center for Legal Rights, has blossomed into a new joint effort that links the city, the State Attorney’s Office, Florida Coastal, the Duval County Clerk of Courts, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Florida's new Fourth Circuit state attorney's appointments aimed at improving legal integrity

By Kerry Goff | Jan 8, 2017

JACKSONVILLE—Newly elected Fourth Circuit State Attorney Melissa Nelson recently announced her leadership team and laid out her plans to create a fairer legal system after the district took some criticism for having one of the highest death sentencing rates.

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