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Serving DJJ & Foster Care Youth
Christine Sikora Region 11
Dannielle Brun Region 24
Serving DJJ and Foster Youth in our
Project READY
Project Hope
Project SELF
WIA Youth Programs
Partners in the community
DJJ Youth
• Volusia County Juvenile
Justice Council
• Flagler County Juvenile
Justice Council
• Judges from Juvenile Court
in both East and West
• DJJ Probation Officers
Foster Youth
• Children’s Home Society
• Community Partnership for
• Member of Community
• Circuit 7 Promotion
Planning Committee
Chief Probation Officers
Circuit 1
Paul Wallis
1800 Saint Mary Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 595-8820 x233
[email protected]
Counties: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton
Circuit 2
Vicki Cunniff
1230 Bountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 921-1066
[email protected]
Counties: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon,
Liberty, Wakulla
Circuit 3
Circuit 4
Sharon Neelands
Chris Carr
690 East Duval Street, Lake City, FL 32055
2055 Reyko Road, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32207
(386) 758-1448 (Lake City)
(904) 391-3830
(386) 362-6838 (Live Oak)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Counties: Clay, Duval, Nassau
Counties: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwanee, Taylor
Circuit 6
Tim Niermann
955 26th Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 893-2000
[email protected]
Counties: Pasco, Pinellas
Circuit 7
David Kerr
210 N. Palmetto Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 947-3500
[email protected]
Counties: Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Volusia
Circuit 8
Circuit 9
Wayland Clifton
Jerome Hightower
14107 U.S. Highway 441, North Building, Suite 200,
8500 Laurel Hills Drive, Orlando, FL 32818
Alachua, FL 32615
(407) 445-5354 x300
(386) 418-5236
[email protected]
[email protected]
Counties: Orange, Osceola
Counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union
Circuit 10
Judy Roysden
195 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 519-8546
[email protected]
Counties: Hardee, Highlands, Polk
Circuit 11
Isabel Afanador
3300 NW 27th Avenue, Suite 1116B, Miami, FL 33142
(305) 637-2911
[email protected]
Counties: Miami-Dade
Circuit 12
Virginia Donovan
701 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 727-6229
[email protected]
Counties: Desoto, Manatee, Sarasota
Circuit 13
Norman Campbell
4524 Oak Fair Boulevard, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 740-7869
[email protected]
Counties: Hillsborough
Circuit 14
Circuit 15
Mike Nihill
Feirmon Johnson
505 East 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(850) 872-7630
(561) 682-0000 x149
[email protected]
[email protected]
Counties: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington
Counties: Palm Beach
Circuit 16
RaiEtte Avael
5503 College Road, Suite 209, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-6787
[email protected]
Counties: Monroe
Circuit 17
Vanessa Hargray
2301 West Sample Road, Building 4, Suite1B,
(954) 969-4349
[email protected]
Counties: Broward
Circuit 18
Dan Rodgers
2224 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 752-3260
[email protected]
Counties: Brevard, Seminole
Circuit 19
Marcia Miller
2215 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
(772) 429-2121
[email protected]
Counties: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St.
Circuit 20
Peg Lamarca
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 195, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 338-2652 / (941) 575-5785
[email protected]
Counties: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee
A Partnership to PRODUCTIVELY &
SUCCESSFULLY engage Juvenile
Offenders with the workforce and
their community!
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The Overview…
• Providing WIA youth
services to youth
currently housed in 3
local residential DJJ
commitment facilities;
• Enrollment occurs upon
entrance to the facility;
• Vocational programming
is provided as part of the
academic schedule within
the facilities (all listed as
Alternative Schools with
local school districts);
• Upon release to their
home community (within
Region 24), youth are
immediately engaged
with a local Career Coach
to provide traditional WIA
• Work with DJJ JPOs, Post
Commitment Probation,
Re-Entry Boards (when
available); and school
systems to ensure higher
levels of support and
Why Juvenile Offenders?
WIA eligibility;
Barriers to success (not just employment);
Community Impact;
Workforce Impact;
Braiding of Services;
Multiple Forms of Support;
Potential for Success w/ Workforce programming
vs. Potential for success without it!
What does the partnership do?
• Provides Vocational Education for youth while
in facility;
• Provides DJJ programming support with a
workforce emphasis;
• Provides credentialing opportunities both
within the facility and upon release;
• Provides much needed transition
programming that is focused on success,
achievement and productivity.
Who does what????
AMI Kids
Southwest Florida Works
• Referral (based on youth
committed to facility);
• Academic Remediation and
• Vocational Programming (type
is specific to location);
• Mentoring of youth while
within facility (includes
documenting mentoring
• Access to transition meetings
and information upon release
of youth to home community;
• Eligibility and Enrollment;
• Documentation and EFM Data
• Case Management Services;
• Funding for Vocational
• Credentialing as a part of both
Commitment and Post
Commitment programming;
• Transitional participation with
DJJ, Court Systems and Schools
upon release;
• Community and Workforce
Engagement as part of transition,
instead of optional/separate
To What End???
• 60% or more of
transitioned youth get
positive engagement with
home community and
workforce community,
including Leadership
Activities, Career
Exploration and Job
Shadowing Opportunities,
OJT and Credentialing and
Education Opportunities!
• Financial impact on youth
and families. Youth earn
achievement stipends and
work opportunities via
their participation that
allows for them to afford
to make better choices,
be more prepared for
community interaction;
and the means to pursue
more productive options
via school and work.
The Tricks of the Trade…
• Career Coaches visit and
participate with youth while
in the facilities;
• The workforce program in
presented and represented
within the facilities;
• Participation in transition
planning that includes
aligning expectations with
• Support from both local DJJ
and local workforce
• Parental involvement and
• Immediate and constant
contact with youth during
their first few months at
• Career Coaches act as
mentors during transition,
not JPOs;
• Community and workforce
contacts that are willing to
serve this population
without judgment and place
value on “the Change”;
• Opportunity to be rewarded
for positive behaviors and
to interact with a positive
set of peers.

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