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Secretary Christina Daly


Christy Daly DJJ Deputy Secretary

Secretary Christy Daly has dedicated the past 18 years to improving the lives of at-risk children.  She has played an integral role in the aggressive reform of juvenile justice under Florida Governor Rick Scott since 2011. During this administration, delinquency has dropped to the lowest level in more than 30 years with the implementation of the Roadmap to System Excellence. Ms. Daly has held leadership positions since 2007 at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as the Deputy Secretary, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and the External Affairs Director. As Deputy Secretary, Ms. Daly was responsible for the operational oversight of the entire continuum of service delivery.  She has worked nationally with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center and Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, where she is a member of the Juvenile Justice Leadership Network. 

Prior to joining DJJ, Ms. Daly worked in various positions at the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, most notably leading the statewide implementation of the renowned Safe Place program. Ms. Daly received an associates of art degree from Tallahassee Community College and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University.  She  is also a proud graduate of Leadership Tallahassee.