Okaloosa County is joining the Florida Association of Counties and 23 other counties in a legal challenge of the most recent Department of Juvenile Justice funding rules.


Okaloosa County is joining the Florida Association of Counties and 23 other counties in a legal challenge of the most recent Department of Juvenile Justice funding rules.



For Okaloosa's taxpayers, the funding will go from $180,000 to an estimated $685,000 per year.



Okaloosa County has been overcharged about $3 million since 2009.



Several Florida counties seek repayment by DJJ. At the center of both challenges is the exponentially increased costs to house juveniles.