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Issues and Voices that Matter December 12, 2013

Juvenile Justice System in Seminole County

Juvenile Justice System in Seminole County
The status of the juvenile justice system in Seminole County is discussed by Dr. Erica Pooler, director of school safety and alternative placement for Seminole County Public Schools and Major Scott Ballou who leads the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office department of youth services (length 45:42).

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)


“Kids who are thrown to the wayside” in the county is the subject for remarks presented at this Hot Topics event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Seminole County, FL. Both voices represent a successful partnership between Seminole County Public Schools and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

In this 40 minute podcast, Major Ballou and Dr. Pooler take 13 minutes each to describe their institution’s role in the juvenile justice system and the various components and purposes of their programs. A concluding 13 minutes is given over to answers to questions posed by league members and guests facilitated by league president LaVonne Grayson.

Principal Participants

Scott Ballou
Major, department of youth services, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Dr. Erica Pooler
Director, school safety and alternative placement, Seminole County, Public Schools


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