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Casey DeSantis Leads Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting on Mental Health, Student Resiliency

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency in Florida’s students.

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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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. 
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Ron DeSantis: Juvenile Crime Continues to Decrease in Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) released a report showing the number of juvenile arrests dropped 17 percent and the number of felony juvenile arrests fell 16 percent in the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.
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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.

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.
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Florida Sees Lowest Levels of Juvenile Crime in 44 Years

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Simone Marstiller announced the number of juvenile arrests declined eight percent in Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

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.

Florida Senate Confirms Ron DeSantis’ Executive Agency Heads

“I am proud of the team we have assembled to lead our agencies, which include some of the brightest minds and leaders our state and nation have to offer,” said DeSantis.

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.