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Training Advisory Council Created

Inaugural Meeting Set for April 8, 2015


SD&T has intensified focus on servicing the full learning needs of the juvenile justice professional, and the office seeks to strengthen services through collaboration with informed and engaged stakeholders. To support these efforts, the DJJ Training Advisory Council has been formed. The council will hold its first meeting on April 8, 2015.

The following individuals have agreed to commit their expertise to the continual improvement of agency training efforts, and serve on the DJJ Training Advisory Council.

Training Advisory Council Members (12)

  1. Jeff Clarcq, Data Integrity Officer
  2. Cathy Craig-Myers, Executive Director of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association
  3. Cassandra Evans, Chief Probation Officer for Circuit 17 (Broward County)
  4. Dixie Fosler, Acting Assistant Secretary for Detention Services
  5. Amy Johnson, Director of Program Accountability
  6. Eugene Morris, Prevention and Victim Services
  7. Tim Niermann—Council Chair, Assistant Secretary for Probation and Community Intervention
  8. Steve Owens, Assistant Superintendent of Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  9. Lois Salton, South Region Director of Residential Services
  10. Anne Schulte, Recruitment Director, Bureau of Personnel
  11. Naomi Screen, General Support Services
  12. Paul Wallis, Chief Probation Officer for Circuit 1 (Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties)

Council members will discuss the following items during the April 8 meeting:

  • SD&T Today – Snapshot of SD&T including services and strategic initiatives
  • Professional Learning Factors – Influences changing the landscape of juvenile-justice-related learning and current unmet needs
  • Map the Gap – Group analysis and ideas for meeting current needs and anticipating the future

Council members have been provided the following documents for review prior to the meeting.

Stay tuned for an update on their recommendations!