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Casey DeSantis, DJJ and Volunteer Florida Launch New Mentoring Program for At-Risk Youth

On Monday, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Volunteer Florida to announce the launch of DJJ’s new mentoring initiative – One Mentor, One Child. This initiative will...
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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Looks Back at 2021 Accomplishments

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) closed out what it called another milestone year with several accomplishments that further the agency’s mission of reducing juvenile delinquency and increasing public safety. “The accomplishments achieved this...

Ron DeSantis Taps New AHCA, DCF Secretaries

On Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
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Tim Tebow to Offer Keynote Address for Florida Human Trafficking Summit

A two-time college football national champion and Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow will be giving the keynote address during the launch of the summit. The summit will also include an opening address from Moody, more than 15 hours of presentations by speakers from across Florida and the nation and much more.
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Department of Juvenile Justice Joins Florida Race Equity Challenge

The Florida Race Equity Challenge is a web-based, interactive experience that will provide juvenile justice stakeholders with the education and tools to identify and tackle issues related to race, equity, and inclusion (REI) within the juvenile justice system.

Department of Juvenile Justice Extends Suspension of Visitation to Detention Centers

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this week, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has issued a supplemental emergency order continuing the suspension of visitation at all state-operated juvenile detention centers and juvenile residential commitment programs until May 15.
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DJJ: Florida Reaches Lowest Juvenile Arrest Rate in 44 Years

“The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is recognized as a national leader in evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice,” said DJJ Secretary Simone Marstiller on Wednesday. “Our achievements this year are just the beginning and illustrates our continued commitment to enhancing Florida’s juvenile justice system.

Casey DeSantis: Fed Sending Almost $59 Million to Florida to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

The funds will be sent out over three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which will go to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and county health departments in Broward, Duval and Palm Beach Counties.

Florida Wants to Crack Down on Threats Made Against Schools

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) launched a new campaign this week to crack down on young people from threatening violence at their schools while showcasing its app to report potential threats.

Simone Marstiller Tapped by Ron DeSantis to Lead Department of Juvenile Justice

Born in Liberia and currently with Gunster, Yoakley, Stewart, P.A., Marstiller served as a judge on the First District Court of Appeal for six years.