That's about all that is left, according to Chief Justice Canady:
Canady also described the relationship between courts and children, saying, “The needs are just overwhelming, and we see tragedy on a recurring basis.”Added Canady, "and for those of you who are into crystals, divining sticks, or voodoo, go for it. If you think the CIA has implanted a microchip into your teeth, please ask them for help. To my friends who have ever toyed with the notion of self-immolation, I don't want to tell you what to do, but let's just say at this point we'll take all the help we can get."
In Fiscal Year 2009-10, he said, there were 9,380 new dependency petitions filed, 2,543 new terminations of parental rights filed and 57,605 new juvenile delinquency petitions filed; there were also 58,835 new domestic violence filings. As of February 2011, there were 18,327 children in foster care and relative placements in Florida.
“Those numbers represent children whose lives are affected by what happens in court, children whose lives may be moved along in the right direction or moved drastically in the wrong direction because of decisions that are made in the courts,” Canady said.
The former state representative, U.S. Congressman and general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush is a rare public official with experience in all three branches of government.
“For those of you who pray,” he said, “pray for the judiciary.”