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Florida’s Juvenile Justice System Looks Back at 2020 Accomplishments

Last week, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, looked back at its record in 2020 and insisted it continues to serve as a national model for juvenile justice systems. 

Ron DeSantis Highlights His Record and Accomplishments in 2020

“This has been a year of challenges, but it has also been a year of historic feats, innovation and resiliency. With record investments in education and the environment, continued funding for mental health and substance abuse initiatives, a seamless and successful election season, increased support for Florida’s military and veterans and more, 2020 was yet another successful year for our state,” DeSantis said. 

Ron DeSantis Announces $23 Million to Help Mental Health Services From CARES Act

This $23 million in funding, derived from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reinforce mental health support available in Florida and allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to continue providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for Floridians in need.
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Casey DeSantis: Florida Teaming With T-Mobile to Provide Free Internet for 600,000 Families

This partnership seeks to ensure Florida families have internet access to supplement the hard work achieved in the classroom and coincides with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million.

Ron and Casey DeSantis: Labor Department Sending $5 Million to Florida to Combat Opioid...

Addressing the health and economic impacts of widespread substance and opioid misuse, addiction and overdose, funding will provide wrap-around services including recovery and supportive services, career training and employment services to participants directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.
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Casey DeSantis: FDOE, DCF Helped Send Almost 1,000 Devices to Help Children in Foster...

“As parents, Governor DeSantis and I are passionate about helping Florida’s children reach their full potential. In addition to the value of in-person instruction, this initiative supports children who have already faced significant personal challenges beyond their control,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis.

Casey DeSantis, DCF Recognize October as Safe Sleep Awareness Month

In 2019, there were at least 69 confirmed infant deaths in Florida as a result of unsafe sleep.
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Casey DeSantis: HHS Sending Almost $5 Million to DCF for Crisis Counseling Program

The grant, which came to almost $5 million, comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds “will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals.”
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Casey DeSantis: $5.2 Million Grant to Rebuild Pre-Schools, Expand Mental Health Services in Counties...

In some areas of the region, more than half of their childcare and preschool facilities were lost or severely damaged.
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Casey DeSantis Focuses on How The Pandemic Is Impacting Mental Health of Florida College...

The First Lady called for members to analyze and amplify state college and universities’ responses to the social and emotional challenges brought on by the mitigation efforts and policies put in place to address the virus.
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Casey DeSantis Announces Funds to Expand Telehealth Services to Students in 18 Counties

“Governor DeSantis and I are immensely proud that these funds will be available to support schools in their efforts to help students overcome barriers to achieving positive mental health wellness,” said DeSantis.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Expands Program Assisting Homeless Families with Schoolchildren

The program assists homeless families in regaining housing stability and economic self-sufficiency, while also ensuring their school-aged children remain on track with their education.
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