IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2003-042 PI-CIR

 

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RE:   CREATION OF TRUANCY SECTION

 

            In order to provide for processing of truancy petitions filed pursuant to section 984.151, Florida Statutes, it is:

 

ORDERED:

 

            1.  Section U is created effective August 1, 2003.

 

            2.  All petitions filed pursuant to section 984.151, Florida Statutes, shall be assigned to section U.  Each juvenile for whom a truancy petition is filed will be assigned a separate case number.

 

            3.  The Clerk of Court shall generate a truancy calendar on a schedule determined by the Unified Family Court Administrative Judge.  Judges assigned to Unified Family Court will hear truancy petitions as determined by the Unified Family Court Administrative Judge.

 

            4.  The Clerk of the Court and the Pinellas County Information Technology Department shall take immediate action to implement this order.

 

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Pinellas County, Florida, this _______ day of July 2003.

 

 

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                    David A. Demers, Chief Judge

 

 

cc:        All Judges - Pinellas County                             

            The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

            The Honorable Robert H. Dillinger, Public Defender

            J. William Lockhart, Courts Administrator

            The Honorable Karleen F. DeBlaker, Clerk of the Circuit Court

            Carol Heath, Director, Court Services Division, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

            Pinellas County Information Technology Department

            All Bailiffs’ Offices

            Bar Associations, Pinellas County

            Law Library, Pinellas County

            Court Reporters, Pinellas County