Tag: florida department of juvenile justice
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Ryan NicolJanuary 2, 2019
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Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Simone Marstiller, a former appellate judge and veteran of the Jeb Bush administration, would lead the state’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Most recently, Marstiller worked at the Gunster law firm on issues including government affairs, ethics and elections. DeSantis released a statement on why he selected Marstiller to serve as DJJ Secretary. “Few […]

Scott PowersDecember 10, 2018
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Juvenile arrests fell sharply in Florida for the second consecutive fiscal year, led by counties such as Orange, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough that are aggressively pushing civil citations, diversion programs, and other initiatives to deal with juvenile crime other than arrests. Overall, Florida saw an 8 percent drop in juvenile arrests, and a 10 percent drop […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 25, 2017
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J. Christian Minor has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Florida Juvenile Justice Association (FJJA), a Monday press release announced. He begins Oct. 23. Minor has been Legislative Affairs Director for Bridges International, “the largest provider of non-profit inmate reentry in the state of Florida,” the release said. “Our juvenile justice system plays […]

Les NeuhausMarch 15, 2017
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Two young adults were honored by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Wednesday for the lives they left behind, and were named the agency’s 2017 Youth Ambassadors, according to a statement. Secretary Christina Daly, head of the DJJ, and the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, along with members of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association and partners, honored […]


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