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Secretary's Messages


  • Each year, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), members of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association (FJJA), the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation (FJJF), and youth program providers celebrate Youth Success Day. It is hard to believe, but Youth Success Day 2018 is quickly approaching!
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  • Last Monday, Assistant Secretary for Prevention and Victim Services Alice Sims, Director of Education Julie Orange and I traveled to the PACE Center for Girls in Marion County and Pasco County to honor two of our finalists for Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year.
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  • On November 7-8, our DJJ team along with our partners at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council came together for the 2017 Florida Faith Symposium in Orlando.
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  • The Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation (FJJF) has teamed up with Amazon Smile to provide a convenient and philanthropic way for you to support FJJF every time you shop, at no cost to you.
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  • Last week was a productive and busy time for DJJ staff, our providers, and our stakeholders, as we continued our work in bettering the lives of Florida’s children and families. I hope you will take a moment to read the stories about the accomplishments of our agency staff, our colleagues, and the youth in our care.
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  • This last week, our DJJ staff, providers, and stakeholders also continued to work hard bettering the lives of Florida’s children and families. I hope you will take a moment to read the stories about the accomplishments of our agency staff, our colleagues, and the youth in our care.
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  • Congratulations to Fiscal Assistant Maria Carroll and Maintenance Mechanic John Harper from the Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center who were recently recognized by the Office of Detention Services in the North Region.
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  • Last week, DJJ cohosted, along with the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, the 23rd National Symposium on Juvenile Services in Orlando.
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  • Last week was a productive and busy time for DJJ staff, our providers, and our stakeholders, as we continued our work in bettering the lives of Florida’s children and families. I hope you will take a moment to read the stories about the accomplishments of our agency staff, our colleagues, and the youth in our care.
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  • I’m pleased to announce that Shelly-Ann Wilson has been named the new juvenile probation officer supervisor (JPOS) for the Central Fort Myers Office Unit 302 in Circuit 20.
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  • The eighth annual Florida Faith Symposium will be held November 7-8, 2017, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. The symposium is one of the state’s largest gatherings of faith leaders and government agencies joining forces to serve and strengthen Florida’s children and families.
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  • On behalf of DJJ, I’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to those across Florida that are affected by Hurricane Irma, and let’s not forget those in Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Floridians who have experienced the wrath of hurricanes before know we will come through the devastating impact on our homes, businesses, and communities ever stronger.
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  • The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice along with the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will host the 23rd National Symposium on Juvenile Services on October 8-12 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.
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  • Last week, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month contests for students and educators.
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  • Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to welcome juvenile justice circuit advisory board (CAB) members from Circuit 2 as they held their meeting at DJJ headquarters.
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  • Last week, the Department held its final site visit for the Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM), in Tallahassee, in conjunction with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators and Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.
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  • Congratulations to Amy Snow (left) and Maureen Wines (right) for being recognized as the Information Technology (IT) Employees of the Month for June 2017.
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  • Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group (SAG) during their quarterly meeting in Jacksonville.
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  • On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to participate in the 65th Annual Florida Police Chiefs Association’s (FPCA) Summer Training Conference and Exposition in Miami.
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  • Circuit 20 Administrative Assistant Mary Jane Wright was recognized as the Circuit 20 Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2017 during a recent circuit management team meeting.
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