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Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, Inc.

Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation, Inc., is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit direct-support organization for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Mission: 

The mission of the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation is to solicit and steward private gifts to promote education and public safety through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and positively change the lives of troubled youth.


Florida Juvenile Justice Association

Florida Juvenile Justice Association

Florida Juvenile Justice Association is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization that strongly supports a common sense approach to juvenile justice that treats young people fairly, holds them accountable for their actions and keeps our neighborhoods, schools and communities safe.

Mission:

The Florida Juvenile Justice Association promotes the availability and accessibility of comprehensive, high quality services to pre-delinquent and delinquent youth and their families.
Juvenile Justice Circuit Boards

Juvenile Justice Circuit Boards

The Florida Legislature authorized juvenile justice councils at the county level and established circuit juvenile justice boards. Each county council appoints representatives to serve on the circuit board. The county councils and circuit boards serve as advisors to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Members of the boards and councils work closely with Delinquency Prevention Specialist and the Community Partnership Coordinators to plan for services that meet the identified needs of juveniles and families within the local community.


Florida Network of Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc.

Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit statewide association representing agencies which serve homeless, runaway and troubled youth ages 10 and older and their families. Services include: advocacy for youth, public policy development, public education, data collection and research, and training and technical assistance.

Mission:

The Florida Network values young people and therefore creates safe pathways to their future by building strong families and communities.


Collins Center For Public Policy

Collins Center for Public Policy

The nonprofit Collins Center for Public Policy was established in 1988 by Gov. LeRoy Collins (served 1955-1961) to seek out creative, nonpartisan solutions to Florida's toughest issues. Our work exemplifies Governor Collins' desire for objective analysis and his vision for a better Florida. 

Mission:

The Collins Center for Public Policy identifies, researches, frames and implements nonpartisan, creative and meaningful solutions to the toughest issues facing Florida and elsewhere.


Children's Campaign, Inc.

Children’s Campaign, Inc.

Children’s Campaign, Inc. is a cutting-edge and groundbreaking advocacy organization devoted to making children’s issues a legislative priority while staying within the well-documented boundaries of permissible activities for a 501(C)(3) organization.

Mission:

To engage citizens to take action and hold our leaders accountable to deliver the 5 Promises to Florida’s children and families: (1) Maternal Infant and Child Health; (2) Safety, Permanence and Services to Children in Out-of-Home Settings; (3) High Quality Pre-K, Child Care and Early Learning; (4) Safe and Enriching Before and After-School Experiences; and (5) Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Reform.




The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Opened in 2013, the Policy Center integrates political science,  research and social science strategies to advance the rights of girls and young women impacted by the juvenile justice system in Florida. The core activities of the Policy Center are research, model programming, advocacy and training/technical assistance. Rigorous research, rooted in the lived experiences of girls and young women, inform all initiatives of the Policy Center. Direct service model programming provides prevention, court diversion, treatment, residential and re-entry services for girls and their families/caregivers at any point along the justice continuum. The Policy Center advocates for individual girls and young women already in the justice system to prevent their deeper system involvement.  At the State level, the Policy Center advocates for legislation to remedy policies and practices that result in the disparate treatment of girls. The Policy Center has been recognized by Georgetown Law Review and PBS NewsHour Weekend as a national model for justice reform work. 

Mission: 

The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center engages communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the justice system.