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  • Major Dennis Driscoll from the Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center (RJDC) recently presented a special acknowledgement bracelet to Corporal Patrick Thomas for his many dedicated years of service to the center and our agency.
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  • On Friday, February 15, 2019 juvenile justice detention officer graduations were celebrated for officers attending the Hillsborough and Valencia College Academies.
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  • Last week, Secretary Marstiller had the opportunity to attend the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services Executive Advisory Board meeting in Tallahassee.
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  • Continuing with Black History Month, I bring your attention to the ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail;’ a great piece of American literature written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this piece of American literature, Dr. King is responding to his critics.
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  • Congratulations to Juvenile Probation Officer Geraldine Cox who was recently named Circuit 19 2018 Employee of the Year.
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  • Secretary Simone Marstiller traveled to the Tampa Bay area last week to visit three of our DJJ programs. Her first stop was at the Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center, where she toured the facility with Major Marcus Wilson before sharing her vision with youth and staff.
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  • Congratulations to our own Delinquency Prevention Specialist Onazina Washington III who was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the United States Army during a recent ceremony in Iraq.
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  • Kudos to Juvenile Detention Officer (JDO) Derek Jackson from the Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center for his outstanding work using the center’s new behavioral management system.
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  • In recognition of January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, DJJ hosted a training opportunity on human trafficking.
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  • As we recognize January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11th as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, it is important to remember the significant impact this horrific crime has on our state and nation.
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  • As the month of December came to close, DJJ wrapped up our Festive Fridays with some fun events. On December 14, DJJ held a “Bowl of Winter Warmth” cookoff where we asked each region and circuit to participate.
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  • For the month of December, we invited all DJJ staff members to participate in Festive Fridays, as a way to have some fun during the holiday season. Every Friday hosted a different theme and on December 7, we kicked off Festive Fridays in style with our “Ugly Winter Sweater/Shirt Day.”
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  • The Juvenile Justice Probation Officer (JPO) Class 87 from the Florida Public Safety Institute prepared care packages as a part of their community service project for juvenile probation officers in Circuit 14 that were affected by Hurricane Michael.
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  • Congratulations to Circuit 17 Secretary Specialist Tricia Almestica who was recently recognized by the Dan Marino Foundation for her dedication and assistance with two of the youth in the program.
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  • Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation and thanks for all the blessings and good fortune bestowed upon us. It allows us to take a moment and reflect on the people we hold most dear and to appreciate the impact they have on our lives.
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  • Congratulations to Sergeant Felisia Paul from the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center (RJDC) for winning the Orange Biggest Loser Competition!
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  • We would like to send best wishes to Operations and Management Consultant Christella Moore from the Bureau of General Services who retired from the agency after twenty-four years of dedicated service.
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  • Please join us in wishing Director of Program Accountability Amy Johnson the very best as she will be leaving the Department to become the new chief operating officer of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services.
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  • Congratulations to Fred Lyles and Darron Toston for being recognized as the Information Technology (IT) Employees of the Month for September 2018.
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  • Congratulations to Circuit 19 Administrative Assistant Diana Lariosa who was recently named the South Region Employee of the Year by the Office of Probation.
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