St. Johns County Juvenile Judge Criticizes Duval County Juvenile Detention Center

Last July, St. Johns County Florida judge, John Alexander, voiced his concerns about the Duval County Juvenile Detention Center. A St. Johns County boy was being held at the Center on charges of drug paraphernalia possession and violation of probation. The boy was attack by two other juvenile detainees. Judge Alexander was never notified of the attack. Judge Alexander saw “this as tangible proof that the department’s closing of the St. Johns County juvenile detention facility last year was a mistake, and that he’d predicted this would happen. In 2009, the St. Johns County Detention Center closed, and St. Johns County Juveniles were transported to and from the Duval County Juvenile Detention Center for court proceedings. This was due to Florida’s State budget cuts (

If you have questions about a St. Johns or Duval County Juvenile Case, contact a St. Johns County Juvenile Attorney.

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