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Restoring Hope Community Networks


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Restoring Hope Community Network

Contact Number: 850-717-2433     

Inzlea Smith-McGlockton, Statewide Volunteer Services Coordinator 

 


What is the Restoring Hope Community Network?

Individuals, organizations and groups, working collectively statewide to help prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency by providing direct services and advocating for youth. The group meets monthly to develop strategies designed to assist youth in DJJ programs and facilities. 

Our Vision:

The children and families of Florida will live in safe, nurturing communities that provide for their needs, recognize their strengths and support their successes.

Our Mission:

To increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthens families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.

Vision

The vision of the Restoring Hope Community Network is to restore hope in Florida communities by building and maintaining lasting and impactful relationships that improve the lives of youth and families through volunteerism and networking.

Services Needed:

Worship Services, Book Studies, Transitional Services, Tutoring / Academic Skills, Mediation / Conflict Resolution, Job Training / Placement, Community Service Work, Life Skills Training Programs, Pregnancy Prevention, Afterschool Programming, Gender – Specific Programs, Self – Esteem Development, Substance Abuse Prevention, Mentoring Programs, Food Pantries / Clothing Closets, Counseling (Grief, Anger Management, etc.), Individual, Family and Group.

How to Become Involved

Contact the State & Federal Director or the Volunteer Services Coordinator to discover how you or your organization can become a DJJ partner.

We encourage EVERYONE to get involved with juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention!


Delinquency Prevention Specialists


Judicial Circuit Counties Served Delinquency  Prevention Statewide Coordinator Specialist/Contact
Circuit 1
Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 2
Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 3

Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 4
Clay, Duval, and Nassau

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 5
Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 6
Pasco and Pinellas

Pat McGhee

Circuit 7
Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia

Shanteria.Randall@djj.stare.fl.us

Circuit 8
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 9
Orange and Osceola

Shanteria.Randall@djj.state.fl.us

Circuit 10 Hardee, Highland, and Polk

Pat McGhee

Circuit 11
Dade

Johnny Sanders 

Circuit 12
Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota

Sandra Ferguson

Circuit 13
Hillsborough

Pat McGhee 

Circuit 14
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington

Verla.Lawson-Grady@djj.state.fl.us
(850) 597-0001

Circuit 15
Palm Beach

Johnny Sanders 

Circuit 16
Monroe

Johnny Sanders 

Circuit 17
Broward

Johnny Sanders 

Circuit 18

Brevard and Seminole

Shanteria.Randall@djj.state.fl.us

Circuit 19
Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie

Shanteria.Randall@djj.state.fl.us

Circuit 20
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee

Sandra Ferguson 


PREVENTION SERVICES 

Examples of prevention programs which may be provided:


  • Family Engagement
  • Food Pantries 
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Temporary Housing 
  • Faith-Based Life Skills 
  • Pregnancy Prevention 
  • After School Programs
  • Skills Training Programs

  • Recreation and Cultural Programs 
  • Tutoring/Academic Skills 
  • Gender Specific Training 
  • Self-Esteem Development
  • Drug Abuse Prevention 
  • Job Training/Placement 
  • Mentor Programs 

  • Counseling (individual, group, and family)
  • Clothing Closet
  • Special Events (youth summits, camps, and retreats)

PROBATION AND COMMUNITY Services

Intervention examples of programs which may be provided by partners:


  • Community Service Work
  • Family Engagement
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Temporary Housing 
  • Faith-Based Life Skills 
  • Pregnancy Prevention 
  • After School Programs
  • Skills Training Programs

  • Recreation and Cultural Programs 
  • Tutoring/Academic Skills 
  • Gender Specific Training 
  • Self-Esteem Development
  • Drug Abuse Prevention 
  • Job Training/Placement 
  • Mentor Programs 

  • Counseling (individual, group, and family)
  • Food Pantries 
  • Clothing Closet
  • Special Events (youth summits, camps, and retreats)  

DETENTION AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Examples of programs which may be provided by partners:


  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Family Engagement
  • Religious Book Study
  • Worship Services

  • Pastoral Care/Counseling
  • Transitional Services
  • Tutoring/Academic Skills 

  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Job Training/Placement 





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