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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 985
JUVENILE JUSTICE; INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES
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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 to be informed of, to be present during, and to be heard when relevant at, all crucial stages of the proceedings involving the juvenile offender, to the extent that such rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of 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.
Note.Former s. 39.0515; s. 985.206.