Florida DJJ - Press ReleasesFeed for department press releases.Human TraffickingPress Releasenews-press releaseb70ce552-db1a-4309-9fd9-a3e4655cd49ahttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/07/16/human-trafficking-seminar-in-circuit-14 Human TraffickingHuman TraffickingHuman Trafficking Seminar in Circuit 14 Freedom 180, the Positive Youth Development Program of the Florida Department of Health in Bay County, and Florida State University’s Panama City Campus are proud to announce the More Th>n A Nu#ber: A Human Trafficking Seminar. The conference will be focused on Human Trafficking; not only recognizing the signs, but what an individual can do to help eradicate Human Trafficking in their area. Registration link is providedTue, 16 Jul 2019 15:36:57 Z<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; text-indent: 0.5in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif; color: #333333;"><img width="842" height="137" title="More than a Number ribbon" style="height: 89px; width: 433px; vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/more-than-a-number-ribbon.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt; text-indent: 0.5in;"><span style="font-family: arial; color: #333333;"></span></p> <p><o:p _rdEditor_exists="1"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"></span></o:p></p> <o:p _rdEditor_exists="1"> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Freedom 180, the Positive Youth Development Program of the Florida Department of Health in Bay County, and Florida State University&rsquo;s Panama City Campus are proud to announce the More Th&gt;n A Nu#ber: A Human Trafficking Seminar. The conference will be focused on Human Trafficking; not only recognizing the signs, but what an individual can do to help eradicate Human Trafficking in their area. We also have the honor of hearing from two survivors of Human Trafficking; one that was trafficked in Northwest Florida including Bay County. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><strong>Seats are limited, so reserve your spot soon</strong>.</em> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">This conference is <strong>FREE</strong> to attend, but you <strong>MUST</strong> register to attend the event.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>When:</strong> Friday, July 26, 2019</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Where:</strong> The Holley Building in the Holley Lecture Hall<br /> 4750 Collegiate Dr., Panama City, FL 32405<br /> Florida State University&rsquo;s Panama City Campus</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Time:</strong> 8:00 am to 4:00 pm</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </o:p> <p><o:p _rdEditor_exists="1"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>R</strong></span></o:p><o:p _rdEditor_exists="1"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>egistration Link</strong>: </span><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RGNWLX"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RGNWLX</span></a><o:p _rdEditor_exists="1"></o:p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p></o:p></p> &nbsp;c44c947f-81d2-4521-9768-35eaabcf833ehttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/06/21/Governor-Ron-DeSantis-Signs-Budget Press ReleaseGovernor Ron DeSantis Signs 2019-2020 “Bold Vision for a Brighter Future” Budget<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img width="500" title="DJJbanner1" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/news-letter/djjbanner1.png?sfvrsn=0" />&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong> <br /> June 21, 2019 <br /> <br /> CONTACT: <br /> DJJ Communications Office <br /> news@djj.state.fl.us <br /> (850) 921-5900 </p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <strong></strong> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18px;">Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 2019-2020 &ldquo;Bold Vision for a Brighter Future&rdquo; Budget</span></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Tallahassee, Fla.</strong> &ndash; Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the &ldquo;Bold Vision for a Brighter Future&rdquo; budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. This budget ensures that Florida will continue to be a national leader in innovative, evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice and helps to strengthen the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice&rsquo;s work in reducing juvenile delinquency and providing optimal services for youth and families.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;I would like to thank Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for continuing to invest in Florida&rsquo;s at-risk youth by supporting prevention and early intervention services as well as supporting funding to increase the level of evidence-based treatment services for those youth most in need,&rdquo; said Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Simone Marstiller. &ldquo;The funding provided will ensure that we continue to best serve youth and families and remain focused on public safety for all Floridians.&rdquo; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:01:10 Zc42b19bc-c673-4f58-ab57-320cf7cb0bcfhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/04/19/child-sex-trafficking-training-in-florida-starting-august-2019 Human TraffickingHuman TraffickingChild Sex Trafficking Training in Florida starting August 2019This training is designed to provide law enforcement investigators, patrol officers and social service providers with the information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and respond to cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to victim identification and recovery, interviewing techniques for recovered victims, and effective techniques for a fully corroborated investigation to hold the perpetrator(s) accountable.Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:44:20 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/family-engagement/child-sex-trafficking-flyer.pdf?sfvrsn=4" title="Child Sex Trafficking flyer">Child Sex Trafficking flyer</a></p> <p>This training is designed to provide law enforcement investigators, patrol officers and social service providers with the information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and respond to cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to victim identification and recovery, interviewing techniques for recovered victims, and effective techniques for a fully corroborated investigation to hold the perpetrator(s) accountable. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 11px;">Objectives/Goals: </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"></span></strong><span style="font-size: 11px;">Fully understand the dynamics of child sex trafficking, victim selection, control techniques and why this crime is often undetected and under investigated. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;">Effectively recognize and recover victims of child sex trafficking. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;">Utilize victim centered interview techniques with recovered victims.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11px;">Learn to utilize effective techniques for the investigation of child sex trafficking. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Date(s) and Location(s):</strong></span></p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/par-data/child-sex-trafficking-flyer.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="RVSP here">RVSP here</a></p>3a812787-25b4-4781-8771-10c9737d6581http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/04/08/commercial-sexual-exploitation-of-children-(csec)-training-opportunity-in-circuit-06 Human TraffickingHuman TraffickingCommercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Training Opportunity in Circuit 06An in-depth level of training for those who will be working directly with sexually exploited youth and their supervisors. Attendees must have a basic understanding of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This training addresses youth development, stages of change and teaches basic skills in motivational interviewing and trauma informed care, ending with the importance of addressing vicarious trauma and self-care. The goal is to ensure that a person-centered approach is employed when working with commercially sexually exploited youth.Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:50:01 Z<p style="text-align: left;">An in-depth level of training for those who will be working directly with sexually exploited youth and their supervisors. Attendees must have a basic understanding of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This training addresses youth development, stages of change and teaches basic skills in motivational interviewing and trauma informed care, ending with the importance of addressing vicarious trauma and self-care. The goal is to ensure that a person-centered approach is employed when working with commercially sexually exploited youth.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Objectives</strong>:</p> <ul> <li> <p style="text-align: left;">Review Stages of Change model and techniques of Motivational Interviewing</p> </li> <li> <p style="text-align: left;">Discuss trauma triggers and advanced safety planning</p> </li> <li> <p style="text-align: left;">Suggest how to manage vicarious trauma and practice self-care.</p> </li> <li> <p style="text-align: left;">Incorporate trauma-informed care and person-centered approaches into interactions with survivors</p> </li> <li> <p style="text-align: left;">Learn more about how trauma impacts youth brain development<br /> &nbsp;<img width="687" height="547" title="CSEC_201_Training_04.08.2019" style="height: 254px; width: 358px; vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/csec_201_training_04-08-2019.jpg?sfvrsn=0" />&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date</strong>: <br /> April 24th, 2019</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Two sessions to choose from:<br /> </strong>1) 9:30am - 12:30pm<br /> 2) 1:30pm - 4:30pm</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Location</strong>: <br /> Eckerd Community Alternatives<br /> 8550 Ulmerton Road, Suite 255<br /> Largo, FL 33771</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Registration Deadline</strong>:<br /> April 17th, 2019</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a title="Click here to send an RSVP email"><strong>RSVP here</strong></a></p>ab931a0a-5088-4ff0-9850-de4c181b88b5http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/03/27/first-lady-casey-desantis-honors-djj-youth-ambassadors-during-youth-success-day news-press releasePress ReleaseFirst Lady Casey DeSantis Honors DJJ Youth Ambassadors During Youth Success DayFirst Lady Casey DeSantis honored the 2019 Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Youth Ambassadors yesterday at the Florida Governor’s Mansion in celebration of Youth Success Day. Joining the First Lady in honoring this year’s ambassadors were DJJ Secretary Simone Marstiller, DJJ leadership, community partners and members of both the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation and Florida Juvenile Justice Association. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:57:12 Z<p><strong></strong></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><img title="GRD" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/communications/grd.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /><br /> </strong></div> <strong></strong> <p><strong>For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p><strong>March 27, 2019</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tallahassee, Fla.&nbsp; &ndash; </strong>First Lady Casey DeSantis honored the 2019 Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Youth Ambassadors yesterday at the Florida Governor&rsquo;s Mansion in celebration of Youth Success Day. Joining the First Lady in honoring this year&rsquo;s ambassadors were DJJ Secretary Simone Marstiller, DJJ leadership, community partners and members of both the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation and Florida Juvenile Justice Association.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>DJJ Youth Ambassadors are youth in the state of Florida who have turned their lives around for the better after contact with the juvenile justice system or who have participated in prevention programs for children at risk of entering the system. These ambassadors serve as role models for other at-risk kids throughout the state.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="GRD1" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/communications/grd1.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">(Photo Credit: Governor's Press Office)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;As a mother of two, I know firsthand how important it is for children to have strong role models they can look up to and ask for help when they need it,&rdquo; <strong>said First Lady DeSantis</strong>. &ldquo;These ambassadors demonstrate potential realized. They serve as leaders for youth who may be experiencing similar challenges and I was proud to recognize them today.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;With incredible determination and strength, these young people have overcome the odds to show that your past does not define your future,&rdquo; <strong>said DJJ Secretary Marstiller.</strong> &ldquo;Success for them means overcoming adversity, learning from their mistakes and working toward a better life for themselves.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The department solicits nominations for the Youth Ambassador Award from providers, community stakeholders and the public at large. Youth Ambassadors received a certificate and Youth Investment Award from the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, which is the direct support organization for DJJ.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 2019 Ambassadors are as follows:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Savannah Frietze<br /> </strong>Savannah has faced challenges from a very young age and has been involved in both the foster care and delinquency systems. Savannah was committed to a juvenile residential commitment program and after successfully completing the program, she was placed on post-commitment probation. Since that time, she is living independently through the Children in Crisis Independent Living Program, excelling in her classes and is looking for part-time employment. Savannah has also met with a local Marine Corps recruiter to discuss enlistment after completing school.</p> <p><strong>Rontarrious Hughes<br /> </strong>Rontarrious attends the AMIkids Gadsden&rsquo;s after school program where he receives prevention services. Rontarrious has faced difficult challenges in his life, particularly when it comes to his family, but success for Rontarrious means overcoming these adversities. While at AMI, Rontarrious has earned the rank of master sergeant, he is a member of Students Against Drunk Driving, and at AMIkids Winter Challenge in January, he was awarded the Hartwell Leadership Award for exhibiting exceptional leadership qualities. Rontarrious plans to attend Tallahassee Community College.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Timmy Lee<br /> </strong>Timmy has faced many challenges, including spending time in foster care due to a house fire that almost destroyed his family home. Even though the environment Timmy found himself in was at times difficult, he did not allow it to define who he was as a person. Timmy has experienced challenges that at times, but with the efforts of the local Boys &amp; Girls Club and the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, combined with self-will, he has become a hardworking, inspiring, and empowering young man.&nbsp; Today, Timmy is the leader of the &ldquo;Improve Lacoochee Trilby&rdquo; group that meets annually to discuss what can be done to progress the community he calls home.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>###</em></p>9cc53555-1e4c-45ae-9e40-7f80cc992215http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/25/finding-justice-for-human-trafficking-survivors-labor-trafficking Human TraffickingFinding Justice for Human Trafficking Survivors: Labor TraffickingJustice system representatives and experts will speak on a range of issues raised by the PBS Frontline documentary film “Trafficked in America” which will be shown from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with lunch and program to follow immediately the film. Topics will include:the prevalence of labor trafficking in Florida and in the Big Bend; the challenges and realities of trafficking of minors and their vulnerability; immigration legal issues and assistance for victims; and how those in the justice system and the public can best respond to bring justice to trafficking survivors and our community.Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:59:04 Z<p><img width="500" title="Finding Justice for HT Victims FSU 1.31.19" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/finding-justice-for-ht-victims-fsu-1-31-19.png?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>Justice system representatives and experts will speak on a range of issues raised by the PBS Frontline documentary film &ldquo;Trafficked in America&rdquo; which will be shown from 11:30 a.m. &ndash; 12:30 p.m. with lunch and program to follow immediately the film. Topics will include:the prevalence of labor trafficking in Florida and in the Big Bend; the challenges and realities of trafficking of minors and their vulnerability; immigration legal issues and assistance for victims; <br /> and how those in the justice system and the public can best respond to bring justice to trafficking survivors and our community.</p> <p>Hosts/Sponsors: FSU College of Law, FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), Legal Services of North Florida, Tallahassee Women Lawyers, International Rescue Committee, Sister&rsquo;s Embrace, FSU Golden Key Society, and OUTLaw.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact: </p> <p>Robin Hassler Thompson</p> <p>STAC</p> <p>850-597-2080</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:robin@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org">robin@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.surviveandthriveadvocacy.org/finding-justice-for-human-trafficking-survivors-labor-trafficking/">Registration Link </a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date: <br /> <br /> Thursday, January 31st, 2019 <br /> <br /> 11:30AM-4PM</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Location: <br /> <br /> Florida State University College of Law</p> <p>425 West Jefferson Street</p> <p>Tallahassee, FL 32301</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Program is free; lunch is provided. If CLE required: $75; CLE scholarships available, contact STAC</p>9e30d4ce-c53a-4ae5-a3a4-af1d9912f612http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/25/human-trafficking-community-training-program Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking Community Training ProgramThis certificate program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and assist human trafficking survivors in a variety of settings.Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:34:31 Z<p><img width="500" title="STAC-1" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/stac-1.png?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>This certificate program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and assist human trafficking survivors in a variety of settings. Special topics for February 15th will include identifying sex trafficking cases among youth in the Big Bend and survivors&rsquo; needs and assistance. Special topics for March 15th will include issues facing our schools and how to mobilize in schools and higher education to identify and intervene in human trafficking cases in the Big Bend, including how students can mobilize and take action.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact: </p> <p>STAC </p> <p>850-597-2080</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org">stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To register, please send your name and contact information to: </p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org">stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date: <br /> <br /> Friday, February 19th, 2019 <br /> <br /> 1PM-3PM</p> <p>and </p> <p>Friday, March 19th, 2019</p> <p>1PM-3PM<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Location: <br /> <br /> The Kearney Center<br /> <br /> 2650 Municipal Way<br /> <br /> Tallahassee, FL 32304<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Free for all to attend. </p> <p></p>587f261c-89d0-4842-b21f-58a96f5d1c0dhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/25/california's-forgotten-children-film-screening-at-florida-state-university Human TraffickingCalifornia's Forgotten Children Film Screening at Florida State University"California's Forgotten Children", a documentary about child sex trafficking in California, will be shown at Florida State University's Student Life Cinema.Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:38:47 Z<p><img width="500" title="CAForgotten Children" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/caforgotten-children.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. The survivors&rsquo; stories show that any child can be exploited regardless of ethnicity or social economic background. This film highlights heroic stories from abolitionists and advocates who work night and day to protect children to put an end to this epidemic. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion. Parking can be difficult, so please arrive early.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p >Contact: </p> <p>Daniela Donoso</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:BBCAHT.Students@gmail.com">BBCAHT.Students@gmail.com</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Event Date: <br /> <br /> Sunday, January 27th, 2019 <br /> <br /> 7PM-9PM <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Location:&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Florida State University Student Life Cinema</p> <p>942 Learning Way</p> <p>Tallahassee, FL 32304 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Free for all to attend. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </p>b91581e9-7f83-49ab-abc3-20ee4bdc957chttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/25/big-bend-coalition-against-human-trafficking-community-human-trafficking-forum-in-gadsden-county Human TraffickingBig Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking Community Human Trafficking Forum in Gadsden CountyThis forum will focus on the issues of human trafficking in Gadsden County including both sex and labor trafficking, and the impact of trafficking after disasters like Hurricane Michael. Local and community leaders will present information and hold an open forum to discuss human trafficking and needed community responses.Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:30:17 Z<p><img width="500" title="Gadsden HT Forum 1.26.18" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/gadsden-ht-forum-1-26-18.png?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This forum will focus on the issues of human trafficking in Gadsden County <br /> including both sex and labor trafficking, and the impact of trafficking after disasters like Hurricane Michael. Local and community leaders will present information and hold an open forum to discuss human trafficking, how to support farmers and other food purveyors whose produce and work is &ldquo;slavery-free,&rdquo; and other needed community responses.&nbsp;Refreshments will be available.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Contact: <br /> <br /> Monica Smart Gainous</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:msquincy64@gmail.com">msquincy64@gmail.com</a></p> <p>850-510-4015<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gadsden-county-community-human-trafficking-forum-tickets-53921767458#" title="Call: 850-510-4015"></a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><br /> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gadsden-county-community-human-trafficking-forum-tickets-53921767458">Registration Link</a>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> </p> <p ><br /> Event Date: <br /> <br /> Saturday, January 26th, 2019 <br /> <br /> 11AM-1PM <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Location: <br /> <br /> Gadsden County Public Library <br /> <br /> 732 South Pat Thomas Parkway <br /> <br /> Quincy, FL 32351 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Free for all to attend. </p>f361d887-0a2a-4cf6-9b54-7ff025d7852fhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/15/-salon-talk---a-free-workshop-on-human-trafficking Human Trafficking"Salon Talk" - A Free Workshop on Human Trafficking This workshop will provide professional speakers who are involved in the field of human trafficking, survivor stories, as well information of the human trafficking going on in the Tampa Bay area. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:02:37 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/2-15-2019-salon-talk-flyer.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="&lt;IMG title=&quot;Click Here for Event Flyer&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyerCD7B0F9EA5B9.png?sfvrsn=4&quot; originalAttribute=&quot;src&quot; originalPath=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyerCD7B0F9EA5B9.png?sfvrsn=4&quot; originalAttribute=&quot;src&quot; originalPath=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyerCD7B0F9EA5B9.png?sfvrsn=4&quot; originalAttribute=&quot;src&quot; originalPath=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyerCD7B0F9EA5B9.png?sfvrsn=4&quot; width=500 sfref=&quot;[images]09b007f4-19bc-4199-afb2-dd95a9a375c7&quot;&gt;"><img width="500" title="Click Here for Event Flyer" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyerCD7B0F9EA5B9.png?sfvrsn=4" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This workshop is designed to bring awareness of the types of Human Trafficking that affects children, men and women. The target population for this workshop are: hair salons, barber shops, massage parlors and nail salons as well as any other interested business professionals and the community. This workshop will provide professional speakers who are involved in the field of human trafficking, survivor stories, as well information of the human trafficking going on in the Tampa Bay area. <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Contact: <br /> <br /> Vonceil Smith <br /> <br /> 727‐344‐8021 </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/27802">Registration Link <br /> </a><br /> <br /> <br /> Event Date: <br /> <br /> Friday, February 15th, 2019 <br /> <br /> 10AM-2PM <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Location: <br /> <br /> Saint Petersburg College - Midtown Campus <br /> <br /> MTJC 141 (Community Room) <br /> <br /> 1300 22nd Street, South <br /> <br /> Saint Petersburg 33712 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Free for all to attend. </p>79cf833f-7376-4412-8412-5721fb12f695http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2019/01/10/alachua-county-coalition-against-human-trafficking-annual-meeting Human TraffickingAlachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking Annual MeetingThe Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking holds its annual meeting during human trafficking awareness week.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:28:40 Z<p><img width="500" title="C8 HT Coalition Mtg 01.11.2019" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/c8-ht-coalition-mtg-01-11-2019.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking holds its annual meeting during human trafficking awareness week. The main purpose of the meeting is to engage all members of the community in the fight to end modern day slavery. During the meeting we will also present awards to outstanding individuals who have made a substantial contribution to combating human trafficking through public education, investigations of human trafficking crimes, and services for survivors. The RISE award Recognition of Individuals Serving with Excellence was created to recognize the tireless efforts of people that make it their mission to make our community a better place to live. This year our keynote speaker is Bill Cervone, State Attorney for the Florida 8th Judicial Circuit. Lunch will be provided.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*Note: Registration for this event is still open.</p> <p ><br /> </p> <p><a href="https://www.accaht.org/rise" target="_blank">Registration Link</a></p> <p ><br /> </p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>Friday, January 11, 2019</p> <p>11:30am to 1:30pm</p> <p ><br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Event Location:</p> <p>Trinity United Methodist Church</p> <p>4000 NW 53 Ave</p> <p>Gainesville, FL 32653<br /> <br /> </p> <p>Contact: </p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:accaht@gmail.com" target="_self" data-content="accaht@gmail.com" data-type="mail">accaht@gmail.com</a><a></a></p> <p>(352) 639-0924<a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/human-trafficking/news/2018/12/21/human-trafficking-symposium-in-lake-city#" title="Call: (904) 624-2804"></a></p>d2196cf4-e80f-42de-8e33-1834b818a575http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/27/circuit-7-human-trafficking-poster-event Human TraffickingCircuit 7 Human Trafficking Poster EventCome join in creating posters for the Freedom 7 Human Trafficking Task Force Light the Way Walk. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:30:40 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/human-trafficking-poster-event-1.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="Human Trafficking Poster Event-1"><img title="Click Here for Event Flyer" style="height: 393px; width: 531px;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyer517875502494.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Come join in creating posters for the Freedom 7 Human Trafficking Task Force Light the Way Walk. Please bring art supplies, creativity, and a spirit of fun! Community service hours are available for youth. <strong>Please RSVP by January 4th.<br /> </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>January 9th, 2019 </p> <p>1:30-5PM <br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Location:</p> <p>210 North Palmetto Avenue</p> <p>Daytona Beach, FL 32114 </p> <p></p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Zemetria Anderson</p> <p><a>zemetria.anderson@djj.state.fl.us</a></p> <p>(386) 238-4600</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jeanna</p> <p>(386) 547-4074</p> <p></p> <p>Free&nbsp;for all to attend. </p>a45d0c44-aa90-40d4-94c4-fa59171ed28ahttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/27/light-the-way-walk-with-me Human TraffickingLight the Way, Walk with MeCome join the Circuit 7 Human Trafficking Taskforce's 3rd Annual HT "Light the Way" walk. Each of the 4 counties in Circuit 7 will walk to show support for HT victims and survivors in the community and will share HT information with the community. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:18:58 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/freedom7-ht-walk-2019pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="Freedom7 HT walk 2019pdf"><img width="500" title="Click Here for Event Flyer" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/light-theway-walk-with-me-flyer2.png?sfvrsn=0" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Come join Freedom 7's 3rd Annual HT "Light the Way" walk. Each of the 4 counties in Circuit 7 will walk to show support for HT victims and survivors in the community and will share HT information with the community. Community service hours are available for youth.<br /> <br /> </p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>January 11th, 2019 </p> <p>5PM <br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Locations:</p> <p>Flagler: Wadsworth Park</p> <p>&nbsp;2200 Moody Blvd Flagler Beach, FL 32136</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>St. Johns: Bridge of Lions</p> <p>2010 A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, St. Augustine, FL 32080</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Putnam: Memorial Bridge</p> <p>FL-100, East Palatka, FL 32131</p> <p><span style="color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff;"></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff;">Volusia: City Island Park</span></p> <p>113 E Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Zemetria Anderson</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:zemetria.anderson@djj.state.fl.us">zemetria.anderson@djj.state.fl.us</a></p> <p>(386) 238-4600</p> <p></p> <p>Free&nbsp;for all to attend. No registration required.</p>d2a2220d-e2d4-4661-9ebb-1aabe97254behttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/21/circuit-1-human-trafficking-summit Human TraffickingCircuit 1 Human Trafficking SummitThis event will teach attendees what Human Trafficking is, how to identify signs of trafficking, and how to help in the fight against trafficking.Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:41:38 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/htsummit_flyer_c1.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="HTSummit_Flyer_C1"><img width="500" title="Click here for event flyer PDF" alt="Click here for flyer PDF" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/htsummit_social.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This event will teach attendees what Human Trafficking is, how to identify signs of trafficking, and how to help in the fight against trafficking. Presenters include a representative from DCF, a survivor of trafficking, and a representative from Law Enforcement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>January 11th, 2019</p> <p>7PM- 9PM <br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Location:</p> <p>Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Student Center</p> <p>6205 North W Street</p> <p>Pensacola, FL 32505</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Therese Moses</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:therese.moses@djj.state.fl.us">therese.moses@djj.state.fl.us</a></p> <p>(850) 595-8820 ext.226</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Free&nbsp;for all to attend. No registration required.</p> <div> <div></div> <div><a id="EmailPage"></a></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>940e9647-570d-418e-b408-60fb55b3a513http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/21/human-trafficking-symposium-in-lake-city Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking Symposium in Lake CityThis symposium will provide information on building rapport with HT youth, recognizing signs of trafficking, and how to address trafficking. An HT survivor will be speaking at this event as well. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:30:53 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/human-trafficking-symposium---1-23-18-final-lake-city.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="Human Trafficking Symposium - 1-23-18 final Lake City"><img width="500" title="Click here for event flyer PDF" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/news-letter/click-here-for-event-flyer-pdf.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>Veraunda Jackson, who&nbsp;is with DCF and works with child survivors of Human Trafficking, will&nbsp;share skills and techniques for building rapport with&nbsp;Human Trafficking youth.&nbsp; Anorine Ledet, who&nbsp;is a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, will provide information on recognizing different forms of trafficking&nbsp;in day to day life and what to do in when it is recognized. A survivor of Human Trafficking will share&nbsp;her story&nbsp;and what she&rsquo;s doing now to help&nbsp;combat trafficking. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://reg131.imperisoft.com/LSF/Search/Registration.aspx">Registration Link</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>Wednesday, January 23, 2019</p> <p>9am to 3:30pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Location:</p> <p>Columbia County School Board Auditorium</p> <p>372 West Duval Street</p> <p>Lake City, Florida 32055</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact: </p> <p>Lesley Hersey</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:Lesley.hersey@lsfnet.org">Lesley.hersey@lsfnet.org</a></p> <p>(904) 624-2804</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CEU&rsquo;s available for $15 upon request.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>95cb8060-cb71-4b3f-9778-60a3e1c76067http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/21/northeast-florida-human-trafficking-coalition-annual-gathering Human TraffickingNortheast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition Annual GatheringAnnual HT gathering that provides the opportunity to network with other HT professionals and includes a program containing information about HT.Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:21:59 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/neflht_flier_2019_v05-(1).pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="NEFLHT_flier_2019_v05 (1)"><img width="500" title="Click here for event flyer PDF" alt="Click here for event flyer PDF" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/neflhtc-annual-gathering.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Plan to attend the NE FL Human Trafficking 2019 Gathering on January 24 at FSCJ South&rsquo;s Wilson Center for the Arts.&nbsp; Networking with Coalition organizations begins at 5:30 and the formal program in the theatre starts at 6:30.&nbsp; Light refreshments will be served.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>Thursday January 24th, 2019</p> <p>5:30-6:30PM: </p> <p>Networking with local agencies, organizations and Coalition members &nbsp;</p> <p>6:30PM:</p> <p>Program in theatre</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Location:</p> <p>Florida State College at Jacksonville South Campus</p> <p>Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts</p> <p>11901 Beach Boulevard</p> <p>Jacksonville, FL 32246</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:neflahumantraffickingtaskforce@gmail.com">neflahumantraffickingtaskforce@gmail.com</a></p>202115c9-a1e8-47dd-92c0-29aaecafc360http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/19/djj-human-trafficking-lunch-and-learn Human TraffickingDJJ Human Trafficking Lunch and LearnThis training is designed to give attendees an overview of human trafficking and the DJJ's role in the anti-trafficking movement. Attendees will learn trafficking definitions, the prevalence of trafficking in Florida and the nation, trafficking warning signs, and what to do if they suspect someone might be a victim of trafficking.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:53:44 Z<p><a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7305706505389976834"><img title="HT LL Flyer 1.9.2019" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/ht-ll-flyer-1-9-2019.png?sfvrsn=0" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This training provides an overview of human trafficking. Participants may register to attend in-person or via webinar. Click on the flyer above to register for the webinar, or contact Jon Howard with any questions or to register to attend in person. Please RSVP by January 9th, 2019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Jon Howard</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:jon.howard@djj.state.fl.us">jon.howard@djj.state.fl.us</a><a></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>January 11th, 2019</p> <p>12-1:15PM<br /> <br /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In-Person Location:</p> <p>DJJ Alexander Building Training Center</p> <p>2020 Capital Circle Southeast</p> <p>Tallahassee, FL 32399</p>9cabdf95-67d1-4c69-9505-897d84b2d22fhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/19/the-florida-department-of-juvenile-justice-awards-juvenile-justice-teacher-of-the-year Press ReleaseThe Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awards Juvenile Justice Teacher of the YearThe Florida Department of Juvenile Justice honored Dan Wynne with the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award during a ceremony at the Restoring Hope Training Summit in Orlando. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:53:27 Z<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/letters-from-the-secretary/weekly-letter-letter-head.png?sfvrsn=0" title="Weekly Letter Letter Head" width="500" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>October 31, 2018&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p>CONTACT: Amanda Slama</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us">amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us</a> </p> <p>(850) 717-2710</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awards Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Orlando, Fla.</strong> &ndash;The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice honored Dan Wynne with the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award during a ceremony at the <a name="_Hlk527630073">Restoring Hope Training Summit in Orlando.&nbsp;&nbsp; </a><em> </em></p> <p>Mr. Wynne is a language arts and social studies teacher at Miami Youth Academy (MYA), a juvenile residential commitment program serving males in Miami-Dade County. Mr. Wynne has worked in the education field for 29 years and has been teaching at MYA for the past eight years.&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p>Mr. Wynne has implemented several academic programs at MYA including the Exchange for Change program, a collaboration with the University of Miami (UM) where MYA students participate in pen pal and in-person writing exchanges with UM students. Mr. Wynne has also implemented Conversations with Poets where nationally recognized and published poets are invited to participate in an interactive deep-dive into poetry with students. </p> <p> </p> <p>Mr. Wynne received accolades from both his colleagues and students at the program. &ldquo;My teacher has a very passionate and considerate relationship with the students to unleash their full and untampered talent and always comes to work with a positive attitude and a smile on his face to greet us in the early mornings,&rdquo; said one MYA student. &ldquo;He understands the struggle and troubling behaviors of young students and their situations and helps every student at their own pace.&rdquo;</p> <p> </p> <p>&ldquo;Mr. Wynne is a veteran educator who challenges his students to meet their full potential while also empowering them to seek a bright and productive future,&rdquo; said DJJ Interim Secretary Tim Niermann. &ldquo;Mr. Wynne is able to make an impact on his students through his work not only in education but also within the community as the youth transition out of the program.&rdquo;</p> <p> </p> <p><a name="_Hlk527638038">DJJ partnered with the Florida Department of Education to select the finalists for the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award. The Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding educator who demonstrates the ability to teach using innovative and creative instructional strategies and who also promotes a positive school environment. The recipient of the Juvenile Justice Teacher of Year helps their students reach personal and academic goals and works to ensure their youth have a successful transition back into the community. Mr. Wynne was chosen as one of three finalists out of many juvenile justice educators throughout the state of Florida. &ldquo;The nominee serves as one of the true teacher-leaders within our organization by taking on many additional responsibilities, leading professional development activities and providing a wide range of unparalleled institutional and program knowledge. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team&rdquo;, said Luis Diaz, administrative director for Miami Dade County Public School&rsquo;s Division of Educational Opportunity and Access. </a></p> <p> </p> <p>The finalists were honored at the inaugural DJJ Restoring Hope Training Summit where each received a medal and monetary award from the Florida Juvenile Justice Association.&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p>ec80b224-d688-4480-9edd-81d15731708fhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/19/gov.-scott-appoints-two-to-juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-state-advisory-group Press ReleaseGov. Scott Appoints Two to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory GroupToday, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alyssa Beck and Kevin Higgins II to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:47:31 Z<p style="text-align: center;"><img width="500" title="Rick Scott Letterhead 2017" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/letters-from-the-secretary/rick-scott-letterhead-2017.jpg?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Gov. Scott Appoints Two to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. &ndash;</strong> Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alyssa Beck and Kevin Higgins II to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Beck, 23, of Jacksonville is an advocacy specialist with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. She is appointed for a term beginning November 4, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Higgins, 24, of Riveria Beach is a former security specialist with PSC Security Services. He is appointed for a term beginning November 4, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The appointments are pursuant to federal statute 42. U.S.C. 5633, which requires at least one-fifth of members to be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment and/or have been under the juvenile justice system.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" style="width: 241px;"> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong><br /> November 14, 2018</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="width: 383px;"> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong>CONTACT:</strong> GOVERNOR&rsquo;S PRESS OFFICE</p> <p style="text-align: right;">(850) 717-9282<br /> <a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:media@eog.myflorida.com">media@eog.myflorida.com</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>02ba41f2-7b26-4e3b-aa08-506612e020d3http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/14/human-trafficking-investigations-and-prosecutions-training Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions TrainingThis course will assist law enforcement officers, first responders, educators, and social service providers. It will explore investigations, prosecutions, victims’ perspectives, and effective responses to human trafficking.Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:44:59 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/20190123_ht-flyer_tampa.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="&lt;IMG title=&quot;HT Flyer Tampa&quot; alt=&quot;Click Here for Flyer&quot; src=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/ht-flyer-tampa.png&quot; originalAttribute=&quot;src&quot; originalPath=&quot;http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/ht-flyer-tampa.png&quot; width=923 height=716 sfref=&quot;[images]7e1822aa-99eb-4ecf-af8a-7495d62937c1&quot;&gt;"><img width="500" title="HT Flyer Tampa" alt="Click Here for Flyer" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/ht-flyer-tampa.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions Training Course for Public Safety Officials and Social Service Providers in Tampa, FL</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This course will assist law enforcement officers, first responders, educators, and social service providers. It will explore investigations, prosecutions, victims&rsquo; perspectives, and effective responses to human trafficking. During this training course there will be presentations by the United States Attorney&rsquo;s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Local Law Enforcement and Service Providers. This training is being offered at No Cost and is delivered by the support of Office for Victims of Crimes, Saint Petersburg College &ndash; Center for Public Safety Innovation, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (Hillsborough County) and the United States Attorney&rsquo;s Office for the Middle District of Florida. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Joseph Smith, Community Outreach Specialist, US Attorney's Office</p> <p>813-301-3061</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://usaoflmtraining.org/EBForms.aspx?EBID=339" target="_blank">Registration Link</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>January 23rd, 2019</p> <p>9AM - 4PM <br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p>Location:</p> <p>Children's Board of Hillsborough County</p> <p>1009 East Palm Avenue</p> <p>Tampa, FL 33605</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Free&nbsp;for all to attend</p>61ebed3b-bfcc-4d33-8095-6baf4a516e5dhttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/10/juvenile-arrests-in-florida-drop-to-historic-43-year-low Press ReleaseJuvenile Arrests in Florida Drop to Historic 43-Year LowThe Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2017-2018, according to the latest delinquency report released by the agency. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:39:00 Z<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/letters-from-the-secretary/weekly-letter-letter-head.png?sfvrsn=0" title="Weekly Letter Letter Head" width="500" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong> </p> <p> </p> <p>December 10, 2018</p> <p> </p> <p > <strong>CONTACT:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Amanda Slama</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us">amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> (850) 717-2710<strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Juvenile Arrests in Florida Drop to Historic 43-Year Low</strong></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>TALLAHASSEE, Fla</strong>. &ndash; The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2017-2018, according to the latest delinquency report released by the agency. Juvenile felony arrests dropped 10 percent over the last fiscal year and overall juvenile arrests declined eight percent in the same time frame. These declines continue the multi-year trend of fewer arrests, with a five-year decline of 24 percent, resulting in the lowest number of juvenile arrests in 43 years.&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Interim Secretary Timothy Niermann said, &ldquo;The decreases we are seeing in juvenile arrests are due to the collaborative efforts of our dedicated DJJ staff, law enforcement partners, and community stakeholders. Helping young people turn around their lives for the better is what we all strive for every day, and we remain focused on investing in our youth and helping them achieve a brighter future.&rdquo; </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>The current report, covering a five-year period, also shows a 13 percent decrease in armed robbery, a 20 percent decrease in burglary arrests, and a 42 percent decrease in stolen property arrests. Overall misdemeanor offenses also decreased by nine percent during the last fiscal year.</p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>The five counties with the largest populations in Florida continue to show decreases in juvenile arrests over the last fiscal year. The county demonstrating the largest drop was Orange with a 19 percent decrease, followed by Miami Dade with a 16 percent reduction, Hillsborough County with an eight percent decrease, Broward with a seven percent decrease, and Pinellas County with a two percent decline in juvenile arrests. </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>The Department of Juvenile Justice has worked to transform the juvenile justice system in Florida by implementing comprehensive, data-driven reforms. As a result, Florida has been recognized as a national leader in innovative, evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice and in providing services for young people and families. </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>To view the full report, click <a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/research/reports/reports-and-data/interactive-data-reports/delinquency-profile">HERE</a><span style="text-decoration: underline;">. </span> </p> <p> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> </p>0d23d289-01eb-46f8-894a-92d095878b9chttp://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/12/10/building-bridges-to-end-human-trafficking-community-networking-event Human TraffickingBuilding Bridges to End Human Trafficking Community Networking EventA community networking event for those providing services to victims of human trafficking. This event will be held at Happy Motoring in Tallahassee, FL. More details to come in January.Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:26:50 Z<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/bbcaht-february-event.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="BBCAHT"><img width="500" title="Community Connection HT Event 2.28.18" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/community-connection-ht-event-2-28-18.png?sfvrsn=0" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is&nbsp;a community networking event&nbsp;to allow&nbsp;those providing services to victims of human trafficking with a chance to exchange resources and information. Attendance is limited to 50 guests. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>Thursday February 28th, 2019</p> <p>5PM-7PM</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-another-networking-event-its-acommunity-connection-tickets-53113830898">Registration Link</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Location:</p> <p>Happy Motoring<br /> 1215 South&nbsp;Adams Street&nbsp;<br /> Tallahassee, Florida 32301 </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please RSVP by February 27th</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>23487387-0852-43a2-a12b-d0784c011162http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/08/31/upcoming-human-trafficking-webinars Human TraffickingUpcoming Human Trafficking WebinarsThe National Criminal Justice Training Center is offering two exciting webinars about prosecuting traffickers this September: Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Strategies for Witnesses in Child Sex trafficking and Exploitation Cases, and Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Trial Preparation.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:13:55 Z<p><img title="NCJTC September 2018 HT Webinars" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/ncjtc-september-2018-ht-webinars.png?sfvrsn=0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Strategies for Witnesses in Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases</p> <p>Thu, Sep 13, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT</p> <p>This webinar is designed to assist prosecutors and investigators who are preparing child sex trafficking cases for trial. We will discuss dealing with these complicated witnesses, including issues of delayed disclosure and complicity. Working with victims, witnesses, and accomplices requires an understanding of the recovery process and bridging gaps with people who have little trust for law enforcement or the prosecution process. </p> <p><a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1902186295372385537">Registration Link</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Trial Preparation</p> <p>Thu, Sep 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT</p> <p>This webinar is designed to assist prosecutors and investigators who are preparing child sex trafficking cases for trial. We will discuss preparing a case for trial, charging decisions, expert witnesses, and defense strategies. Trafficking cases require thorough case preparation of complex evidence. Analyzing potential charges early in the case allows for the collection of evidence and the consideration of what witnesses are required. Expert witnesses are necessary to help the jury understand both pimp subculture and victim issues. Anticipating defense strategies helps prosecutors stay focused on their case to achieve a successful prosecution.</p> <p><a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6809642041291418114">Registration Link</a></p> <p>For questions, contact:</p> <p>(877) 712-6237&nbsp;</p> <p><a>askamber@fvtc.edu</a><a></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>ac464df6-66c8-4ab6-81e8-17b44f8275b3http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/08/29/timothy-niermann-named-interim-secretary-of-department-of-juvenile-justice Press ReleaseTimothy Niermann Named Interim Secretary of Department of Juvenile JusticeToday, Governor Rick Scott announced Timothy Niermann will become the Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on an interim basis.Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:26:31 Z<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/letters-from-the-secretary/rick-scott-letterhead-2017.jpg?sfvrsn=0" title="Rick Scott Letterhead 2017" width="500" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"><br /> </div> </p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" style="width: 241px;"> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong><br /> August 28, 2018</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="width: 383px;"> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong>CONTACT:</strong> GOVERNOR&rsquo;S PRESS OFFICE </p> <p style="text-align: right;">(850) 717-9282<br /> <a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:media@eog.myflorida.com">media@eog.myflorida.com</a> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Timothy Niermann Named Interim Secretary of Department of Juvenile Justice</strong></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. </strong>&ndash; Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Timothy Niermann will become the Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on an interim basis. He will be replacing Secretary Christina Daly who is leaving the agency effective August 31, 2018, after serving at DJJ since 2006. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Governor Scott said, &ldquo;I am proud to announce that Timothy Niermann will become the interim secretary at DJJ. I am confident that he will continue to faithfully serve the families and youths that DJJ works to protect every day.&rdquo; </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Since December 2015, Timothy has served as the deputy secretary of DJJ. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary for Probation &amp; Intervention Services, the DJJ Central Regional Director for Probation &amp; Community Intervention, and from 2000 to 2010, he served as the DJJ Chief Probation Officer (CPO) for Circuit 6, serving Pasco and Pinellas counties. Mr. Niermann is a 40-year veteran of Florida State government and his expertise covers operational oversight of juvenile justice programming. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in the field of Criminal Justice. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p ><br /> <br> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <br /> </br></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" style="width: 241px;"> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong><br /> August 28, 2018</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="width: 383px;"> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong>CONTACT:</strong> GOVERNOR&rsquo;S PRESS OFFICE </p> <p style="text-align: right;">(850) 717-9282<br /> <a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:media@eog.myflorida.com">media@eog.myflorida.com</a> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>f452cbe7-b264-4cc5-b950-151b149210a1http://www.djj.state.fl.us/news/press-releases/press-release-detail/2018/08/13/fill-the-closet Fill the ClosetDJJ is participating in the 2018 Fill The Closet supply drive hosted by the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking. BBCAHT is collecting personal care items and art supplies to stock their resource closet and art therapy program. The items will assist victims of human trafficking in the Big Bend area. Volunteers are also needed to package the items on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:51:40 Z<p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?/docs/news/bbcaht---2018-fall-drive-final.pdf?sfvrsn=0" title="&lt;IMG title=&quot;Click Here for Event Flyer&quot; src=&quot;/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyer70346E8BD080.png?sfvrsn=2&quot; originalAttribute=&quot;src&quot; originalPath=&quot;/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyer70346E8BD080.png?sfvrsn=2&quot; width=500 sfref=&quot;[images]0537298c-bd3c-4de0-9b7a-c2f6a579ec7f&quot;&gt;"><img width="500" title="Click Here for Event Flyer" src="http://www.djj.state.fl.us/images/human-trafficking/click-here-for-event-flyer70346E8BD080.png?sfvrsn=2" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Fill The Closet: Donations and volunteers needed&nbsp;<br /> <br /> </p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Mindy Conney</p> <p><a href="http://us.382306.com/geography_news/index.php?mailto:mindyconney@flhsmv.gov">mindyconney@flhsmv.gov</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Event Date:</p> <p>August 18th, 2018 <br /> <br /> 9AM-12PM<br /> <br /> </p> <p>Location:</p> <p>GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH <br /> 4665 THOMASVILLE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL <br /> 32309</p>
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