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Secretary Christina Daly


Biography

Christy Daly DJJ Deputy Secretary

Secretary Christina K. Daly has dedicated nearly two decades to improving the lives of at-risk children and their families.  She has played an integral role in the aggressive reform of juvenile justice under Florida Governor Rick Scott since 2011. During this administration, juvenile delinquency has dropped to the lowest level in more than 30 years through the implementation of the Roadmap to System Excellence, DJJ’s strategic plan to transform the state’s juvenile justice system. Ms. Daly has held leadership positions since 2007 at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as the Deputy Secretary, Chief of Staff, Legislative Affairs Director, and the External Affairs Director. As Deputy Secretary, Ms. Daly was responsible for the oversight of the operations of the entire continuum of service delivery.  She has worked nationally with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center, and the Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, where she is a member of the Juvenile Justice Leadership Network. She is also a member of the national nonprofit organization, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. She also serves as a member on the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, the Florida Attorney General’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, and as a member of the Florida Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Court. Prior to joining DJJ, Secretary Daly worked in various positions at the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, where she led the statewide implementation of the renowned Safe Place program. As a native of Florida, she was born in Pensacola, raised in Tallahassee and attended Leon High School. She received an associates of art degree from Tallahassee Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Florida State University.  She is also a proud graduate of Leadership Tallahassee.