Welcome to the new DJJ Website!
Find out how to use the new site.

Press Release Detail


Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awarded Public Organization of the Year Award


Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awarded Public Organization of the Year Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 18, 2015

CONTACT: 
Heather DiGiacomo
heather.digiacomo@djj.state.fl.us 
(850) 717-2710

Tallahassee, Fla.-The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Public Organization of the Year Award by the Able Trust.  DJJ, chosen for its support of the Able Trust’s mission to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, offers the High School High Tech (HSHT) Program in its residential programs.

“On behalf of DJJ, I would like to thank the Able Trust for recognizing our agency as Public Organization of the Year” said DJJ Secretary Christina Daly. “The Department strives every day to prepare youth to return to their communities with the tools they need to succeed and an integral component is preparing them to join Florida’s growing workforce. Programs like HTST ensure that all youth, no matter the circumstances, will be afforded opportunities to thrive and achieve great things.” 

The HSHT offers transitional services to developmentally disabled youth in two DJJ residential programs in order to prepare them for college and find careers in our technologically driven world.  Currently, this program is offered at the Escambia Boys Base and the Okaloosa Youth Development Center.

DJJ was honored as the 2015 Public Organization of the Year at the Able Trust’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on September 17th in Orlando. 

 

###



>