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Palm Beach County


Circuit 15 Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI)

Palm Beach Collaborative

 

DJJ JDAI Contacts

 JDAI Coordinator:

Kathy Demosthenes

kathy.demosthenes@djj.state.fl.us

(561) 882-3600 ext. 144

Chief Probation Officer:

Greg Starling

greg.starling@djj.state.fl.us

(561) 882-3600 ext. 151 

Regional Director:

Vanessa Hargray

vanessa.hargray@djj.state.fl.us

(954) 467-4381 


JDAI Collaborative Executive Committee Members 

Angela Bess

Palm Beach County School District

Barbara Gerlock

Juvenile Justice Board

Barbara White

Public Defender’s Office

Becky Walker

Criminal Justice Commission

Bruce Hannan

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Clay Walker

Department of Children and Families

Cristy Altaro

Court Administration

James Martz

Juvenile Division Judge

Elise Johansen

Planned Parenthood

Feirmon Johnson

Department of Juvenile Justice

Geeta Loach-Jacobson

Department of Juvenile Justice

Laurie Pine Farber

Family Violence Intervention Program

Lynn Powell

Office of the State Attorney

Michele Carter

Gulfstream Goodwill

Schnelle Tonge

Public Defender’s Office

Seth Bernstein

Boystown

Tony Spaniol

Highridge Family Center

 

Committee Chairs 

Executive/Collaborative

Chair Judge James Martz

Alternatives to Secure Detention

Chair Lynn Powell, Office of the State Attorney

Objective Admissions Screening & Case Processing

Chair Schnelle Tonge, Public Defender’s Office

Domestic Violence/Respite Beds

Chair Dr. Tony Spaniol, Highridge Family Center

Racial and Ethnic Disparity (RED) ----

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)

Chair Dr. Barbara Gerlock, Juvenile Justice Board

Special Populations [FTAs , Warrants] Cases

Chair Cristy Altaro, Court Administration

Juvenile First Offender/Civil Citation

Chair Becky Walker, Criminal Justice Commission