Serving DJJ & Foster Care Youth Christine Sikora Region 11 Dannielle Brun Region 24 Serving DJJ and Foster Youth in our community • • • • 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 Volusia • DJJ Probation Officers Foster Youth • Children’s Home Society • Community Partnership for Children • Member of Community Forum • 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 Lucie 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! Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers in this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. 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 programming; • Work with DJJ JPOs, Post Commitment Probation, Re-Entry Boards (when available); and school systems to ensure higher levels of support and success. 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 opportunities; • Vocational Programming (type is specific to location); • Mentoring of youth while within facility (includes documenting mentoring activities); • Access to transition meetings and information upon release of youth to home community; • Eligibility and Enrollment; • Documentation and EFM Data Entry; • Case Management Services; • Funding for Vocational Instructors; • 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 programming. 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 youth; • Support from both local DJJ and local workforce systems; • Parental involvement and encouragement; • Immediate and constant contact with youth during their first few months at home; • 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.