White House Boys
THE WHITE HOUSE BOYS SURVIVOR'S ORGANIZATION A Project
Dedicated to the Survivors of the "White House."
- Press Contact: Robert Straley
To read more about the White House Boys,
Report abuse at
Dozier School for Boys
Contact Ben Montgomery
Tampa Bay Times
(727) 893-9650 [May 2012]
Leo Boatman: Product of the system or natural-born
Leo Boatman had 'uniquely awful' path to murder" ― If you believe the
killer, when he raised his rifle that day, he was aiming at all of us."
!!PEN PAL WANTED!! Leo Boatman is now 24 and would
appreciate pen pals. Pen pals will give him something to do, things
to think about...and a link to the 'real' world. He is interested in
exchanging ideas about travel, history and life. He can receive
letters and no more than 10 sheets of blank lined paper, 10 blank
envelopes & 20 stamps, per mailing.
Use this mailing address:
Leo Boatman 129327
Florida State Prison
7819 NW 228th St.
Raiford, FL 32026
For more information contact
Kids in custody in
the US are too often treated worse than animals. Click
here to read about Blade Reed in Indiana.
Then, sign the petition
Humane treatment for Blade Reed.
Don't Talk to Police!? Justice4Kids.org received a link to a
video presentation by
Professor James Duane and Virginia Beach Police Department Officer
George Bruch. The title of the presentation is Don’t Talk
to Police! It warns that you can be convicted by talking to
the police even if you are innocent and tell the truth! Talking to the
police "can not help you!"
Click here to view the 48-minute video. To read your rights,
written by Bob Dillinger,
Florida Public Defender, 6th Circuit, click here.
Ever wonder why DJJ never seems to
get any better?
Click here... to learn how DJJ treats staff who attempt to work within
the "system" to make positive changes.
RIGHTS This is a list of your rights prepared by Bob Dillinger, Public Defender, 6th
Circuit (PInellas and Pasco Counties). Copy it and keep it with you.
BOB DILLINGER PUBLIC DEFENDER
DADE CITY.......... (352) 521-4388
NEW PORT RICHEY.(727) 847-8155
MY RIGHTS CARD
I want an attorney present before I speak with you.
I do not want to talk with anyone about my case.
I do not want to answer any questions or reply to
any charges with out my lawyer present.
I do not want to do any test, do not want my
property searched, and do not want to be in any lineup.
I DO NOT WAIVE ANY OF MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
Watchdog of Florida's
Department of Juvenile Justice
This site was updated
mission is to give voice to all who participate in Florida’s
juvenile justice system: a voice
children, parents, and staff. Our goal
is to use that voice to make the system better; to transform it into a
service in which the entire community can be proud. TOGETHER, we make a
Injustice anywhere is a threat to
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Committed to protecting your
because they are my rights too!
Donald A. Harrison
Attorney at Law
Criminal Defense Pinellas/Pasco/Hillsborough Counties
PO Box 189
Riverview, FL 33568-0189
By the numbers: According to DJJ, Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct was the most common school-related referral during FY
2005-06 (5,223 or 26% of total). Click here for more about the
We've been Duped!
Those juvenile arrest records you've been told were "confidential": they're not!
sells "confidential" juvenile arrest records on-line.
Click here for more.
Join the discussion at Yahoo
For more information on abuse in the juvenile justice
system, click here.
"Melodee Hanes, of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, describes the
school-to-prison pipeline as 'the pervasive use of court
referrals as a means of disciplining kids in school.'” [complete
Despite voluminous evidence that inmates have suffered
violence, sexual abuse and neglect inside the facilities of
[Youth Services International] ..., the state of Florida has in
recent weeks awarded fresh contracts to the company. [complete
"About 20 percent of arrests on school grounds are for
disruption, an area the Pinellas County school system is
examining as officials seek to reduce the number of students
leaving campus in handcuffs."
"This is a historic day," said Robert Straley, 66, of
Clearwater. "We finally found an administration with the
guts to go back in time to [Dozier]
help the boys who couldn't help themselves." [complete
"Being arrested at school can be traumatic. Even if the
arrest doesn’t ultimately lead to a conviction, it can still
hurt students because they may have to disclose it on job or
college applications." [complete
The ethics panel recently sent Gov. Rick Scott a letter urging
him to issue a public censure and reprimand of Peterman and
fine him $5,000. … Scott -- who may yet face Crist in the
election for governor next year -- has not taken action. [complete
07/21/11 In teen’s death, lack of
money is no excuse for lack of caring The only accurate
diagnosis may have come from [Justice4Kids Cathy] Corry. “The
staff didn’t care.” She was referring to the Eric Perez death,
but the tragic underpinnings of both cases [Omar Paisley 2003]
seem sadly interchangeable. [complete
"If you believe that your child has been harmed while in the
care of the Department, we will be happy to review the case."-
John Walsh, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. [Click
here to read the complete message.]
"We will establish and maintain safe
programs for youth that will better prepare them for adulthood."
they can read!
years insisting that kids in Florida's Juvenile Detention Centers
be allowed to
read books in their sleeping rooms.
As of March 10, 2006, they
Click here to read the DJJ memo and to learn
the story behind the books. Also. read how new
DJJ Secretary Peterman "petered out"
when asked for help in 2002!
Seen on a license plate:
Shawn Smith, Danny Matthews, Omar Paisley, and Martin Anderson never met but they did have
things in common: they were boys; they were in their teens; and they
died while in the custody and care of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
Click on a picture of each boy to read more.
If you are not
outraged you are not paying attention!
The English statesman and champion of human rights, Edmund
Burke stated: "All that is necessary for
the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
To report abuse/neglect that occur to youth
in FL's DJJ custody:
DJJ CCC: 800-355-2280
To contact Justice4Kids use the form on our
agree that the juvenile justice system must be reformed...Then you can begin to make some changes.
Here are a few suggestions:
Tell others about
the experiences you have had with the "system";
Hand out fliers at your
nearest JDC, court house and at neighborhood functions;
verify facts; and
Tell people about
Speak out on the Justice4Kids.org blog
Juvenile Justice Florida Style at
Click here to contact us.
Welcome to justice4kids.org! Hopefully,
this site will show you that you are not alone in your frustration with
Florida's juvenile justice system. You will find that aspects of the "system"
that are confusing, odd and, often, just plain wrong are not figments of your
imagination. Fortunately, there are moms and dads and grandparents, too, who can
help you and your family get through the tangled web of "juvenile justice".
Remember, together we make a difference!
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