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Office of Legislative Affairs


Contact Information


Meredith Stanfield

Director

2737 Centerview Drive
Suite 310
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100

(850) 717-2716
(850) 921-5907

Overview

The Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Legislative Affairs is responsible for advocating the agency’s issues with the Legislature and other elected stakeholders. Legislative Affairs seeks to promote awareness and share the vision of those involved in serving the at-risk youth of Florida. The goal is to increase visibility, improve communication and build stronger partnerships between the agency and its stakeholders, local communities, elected leaders at the federal, state and local levels, schools, law enforcement, the court system and service providers.

In addition, the Office of Legislative Affairs is responsible for preparing proposed bills and amendments, coordinating substantive legislative proposals and handling budget requests for the agency. Legislative Affairs works closely with legislative committees, assists with constituent issues, and tracks bills affecting the agency. Legislative Affairs also coordinates legislative presentations and prepares legislative updates for agency leadership, Juvenile Justice Circuit Boards and County Councils, and other interested parties.

Legislative Resources