Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Focuses On Best Practices

Jul 31, 2009

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”) issued the following memorandum today, July 31, 2009, regarding tentative plans for a two-day training workshop in January 2010:


Many of you may remember that when DJJ became an agency, each program area held individual training workshops every year to discuss best practices, innovative ideas, etc.  These workshops were very informative and well-received by law enforcement, judicial system, local school board members, legislators, principals, school resource officers, DJJ staff and members of the business community.  Budget shortfalls resulted in the workshops occurring every other year, and the event was shortened from four days to three days.  The continued decline of funding and resources in recent years has prevented the program areas from conducting these valuable training workshops for some time.

DJJ has decided to have a combined two/days of training workshops that will share best practices from throughout our continuum of services and highlight agency successes and provide innovative ideas for department and provider staff.

We are working on selecting dates and a venue, and have tentatively planned for January 2010 in the central part of the state.  Once the date and venue have been determined we will send an update out via email and post it on the website.  Our plan is to have an agenda by late October. 

Please refer to the DJJ website for updates and details.  As we firm up details we will be posting updates online at: http://www.djj.state.fl.us/best-practices/index.html



Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Frank Mayernick Jr. at Colodny Fass.