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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 985
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F.S. 985.036
985.036 Rights of victims; juvenile proceedings.
(1) Nothing in this chapter prohibits:
(a) The victim of the offense;
(b) The victim’s parent or guardian if the victim is a minor;
(c) The lawful representative of the victim or of the victim’s parent or guardian if the victim is a minor; or
(d) The next of kin if the victim is a homicide victim,

from the right, upon request, to be informed of, to be present during, and to be heard at all stages of the proceedings involving the juvenile offender. A person enumerated in this section may not reveal to any outside party any confidential information obtained under this subsection regarding a case involving a juvenile offense, except as is reasonably necessary to pursue legal remedies.

(2) A law enforcement agency may release a copy of the juvenile offense report to the victim of the offense. However, information gained by the victim under this chapter, including the next of kin of a homicide victim, regarding any case handled in juvenile court must not be revealed to any outside party, except as is reasonably necessary in pursuit of legal remedies.
History.s. 1, ch. 92-66; s. 14, ch. 97-238; s. 9, ch. 2006-120; s. 3, ch. 2022-106.
Note.Former s. 39.0515; s. 985.206.