Daly Natural Fit for DJJ Secretary

On Dec. 18, Gov. Scott appointed Christina Daly as Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. During her previous roles, especially during her role as the DJJ Interim Secretary, she proved to be an exceptional leader and natural fit for the position. Before starting at DJJ, Ms. Daly dedicated her time to working for…

November is National Runaway Prevention Month

History In October 2002, President Bush hosted the White House Conference on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children. Leaders from across the nation convened to discuss the responsibility we all have to protect America’s youth and worked with National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) to propose National Runaway Prevention Month. The…

What to do when your teen won’t talk to you

Adolescence is a time of self-exploration, and separation from family members. Sometimes their behaviors and lack of communication lead to school failure, family conflicts, drug abuse, violence or suicide. It is important to recognize some behaviors as either typical adolescent separation or possible emotional and/or mental health problems. Few things hurt like the lack of…