News & Events

Finding Justice for Human Trafficking Survivors: Labor Trafficking

Jan 25, 2019

Justice system representatives and experts will speak on a range of issues raised by the PBS Frontline documentary film “Trafficked in America” which will be shown from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with lunch and program to follow immediately the film. Topics will include:the prevalence of labor trafficking in Florida and in the Big Bend; the challenges and realities of trafficking of minors and their vulnerability; immigration legal issues and assistance for victims; and how those in the justice system and the public can best respond to bring justice to trafficking survivors and our community.

Justice system representatives and experts will speak on a range of issues raised by the PBS Frontline documentary film “Trafficked in America” which will be shown from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with lunch and program to follow immediately the film. Topics will include:the prevalence of labor trafficking in Florida and in the Big Bend; the challenges and realities of trafficking of minors and their vulnerability; immigration legal issues and assistance for victims;
and how those in the justice system and the public can best respond to bring justice to trafficking survivors and our community.

Hosts/Sponsors: FSU College of Law, FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), Legal Services of North Florida, Tallahassee Women Lawyers, International Rescue Committee, Sister’s Embrace, FSU Golden Key Society, and OUTLaw.

 

Contact:

Robin Hassler Thompson

STAC

850-597-2080

robin@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org

 

Registration Link

 

Event Date:

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

11:30AM-4PM

 

Location:

Florida State University College of Law

425 West Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

 

Program is free; lunch is provided. If CLE required: $75; CLE scholarships available, contact STAC



Human Trafficking Community Training Program

Jan 25, 2019

This certificate program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and assist human trafficking survivors in a variety of settings.

This certificate program will focus on the knowledge and skills to recognize and assist human trafficking survivors in a variety of settings. Special topics for February 15th will include identifying sex trafficking cases among youth in the Big Bend and survivors’ needs and assistance. Special topics for March 15th will include issues facing our schools and how to mobilize in schools and higher education to identify and intervene in human trafficking cases in the Big Bend, including how students can mobilize and take action.

 

Contact:

STAC

850-597-2080

stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org

 

To register, please send your name and contact information to:

stac@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org

 

 

Event Date:

Friday, February 19th, 2019

1PM-3PM

and

Friday, March 19th, 2019

1PM-3PM




Location:

The Kearney Center

2650 Municipal Way

Tallahassee, FL 32304






Free for all to attend.



California's Forgotten Children Film Screening at Florida State University

Jan 25, 2019

"California's Forgotten Children", a documentary about child sex trafficking in California, will be shown at Florida State University's Student Life Cinema.

 “California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. The survivors’ stories show that any child can be exploited regardless of ethnicity or social economic background. This film highlights heroic stories from abolitionists and advocates who work night and day to protect children to put an end to this epidemic. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion. Parking can be difficult, so please arrive early.

 

Contact:

Daniela Donoso

BBCAHT.Students@gmail.com




Event Date:

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

7PM-9PM




Location: 

Florida State University Student Life Cinema

942 Learning Way

Tallahassee, FL 32304






Free for all to attend.





Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking Community Human Trafficking Forum in Gadsden County

Jan 25, 2019

This forum will focus on the issues of human trafficking in Gadsden County including both sex and labor trafficking, and the impact of trafficking after disasters like Hurricane Michael. Local and community leaders will present information and hold an open forum to discuss human trafficking and needed community responses.

 

This forum will focus on the issues of human trafficking in Gadsden County
including both sex and labor trafficking, and the impact of trafficking after disasters like Hurricane Michael. Local and community leaders will present information and hold an open forum to discuss human trafficking, how to support farmers and other food purveyors whose produce and work is “slavery-free,” and other needed community responses. Refreshments will be available.



Contact:

Monica Smart Gainous

msquincy64@gmail.com

850-510-4015


Registration Link 


Event Date:

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

11AM-1PM




Location:

Gadsden County Public Library

732 South Pat Thomas Parkway

Quincy, FL 32351






Free for all to attend.



"Salon Talk" - A Free Workshop on Human Trafficking

Jan 15, 2019

This workshop will provide professional speakers who are involved in the field of human trafficking, survivor stories, as well information of the human trafficking going on in the Tampa Bay area.





This workshop is designed to bring awareness of the types of Human Trafficking that affects children, men and women. The target population for this workshop are: hair salons, barber shops, massage parlors and nail salons as well as any other interested business professionals and the community. This workshop will provide professional speakers who are involved in the field of human trafficking, survivor stories, as well information of the human trafficking going on in the Tampa Bay area.

Contact:

Vonceil Smith

727‐344‐8021

 

 

Registration Link



Event Date:

Friday, February 15th, 2019

10AM-2PM




Location:

Saint Petersburg College - Midtown Campus

MTJC 141 (Community Room)

1300 22nd Street, South

Saint Petersburg 33712





Free for all to attend.



Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking Annual Meeting

Jan 10, 2019

The Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking holds its annual meeting during human trafficking awareness week.

 

The Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking holds its annual meeting during human trafficking awareness week. The main purpose of the meeting is to engage all members of the community in the fight to end modern day slavery. During the meeting we will also present awards to outstanding individuals who have made a substantial contribution to combating human trafficking through public education, investigations of human trafficking crimes, and services for survivors. The RISE award Recognition of Individuals Serving with Excellence was created to recognize the tireless efforts of people that make it their mission to make our community a better place to live. This year our keynote speaker is Bill Cervone, State Attorney for the Florida 8th Judicial Circuit. Lunch will be provided.

 

*Note: Registration for this event is still open.


Registration Link


Event Date:

Friday, January 11, 2019

11:30am to 1:30pm




Event Location:

Trinity United Methodist Church

4000 NW 53 Ave

Gainesville, FL 32653

Contact:

accaht@gmail.com

(352) 639-0924



Circuit 7 Human Trafficking Poster Event

Dec 27, 2018

Come join in creating posters for the Freedom 7 Human Trafficking Task Force Light the Way Walk.

 

Come join in creating posters for the Freedom 7 Human Trafficking Task Force Light the Way Walk. Please bring art supplies, creativity, and a spirit of fun! Community service hours are available for youth. Please RSVP by January 4th.

 

Event Date:

January 9th, 2019

1:30-5PM


Location:

210 North Palmetto Avenue

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 

Contact:

Zemetria Anderson

zemetria.anderson@djj.state.fl.us

(386) 238-4600

 

Jeanna

(386) 547-4074

Free for all to attend.



Light the Way, Walk with Me

Dec 27, 2018

Come join the Circuit 7 Human Trafficking Taskforce's 3rd Annual HT "Light the Way" walk. Each of the 4 counties in Circuit 7 will walk to show support for HT victims and survivors in the community and will share HT information with the community.

 

Come join Freedom 7's 3rd Annual HT "Light the Way" walk. Each of the 4 counties in Circuit 7 will walk to show support for HT victims and survivors in the community and will share HT information with the community. Community service hours are available for youth.

Event Date:

January 11th, 2019

5PM


Locations:

Flagler: Wadsworth Park

 2200 Moody Blvd Flagler Beach, FL 32136

 

St. Johns: Bridge of Lions

2010 A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, St. Augustine, FL 32080

 

Putnam: Memorial Bridge

FL-100, East Palatka, FL 32131

Volusia: City Island Park

113 E Magnolia Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

 

 

Contact:

Zemetria Anderson

zemetria.anderson@djj.state.fl.us

(386) 238-4600

Free for all to attend. No registration required.



Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Summit

Dec 21, 2018

This event will teach attendees what Human Trafficking is, how to identify signs of trafficking, and how to help in the fight against trafficking.

Click here for flyer PDF

 

This event will teach attendees what Human Trafficking is, how to identify signs of trafficking, and how to help in the fight against trafficking. Presenters include a representative from DCF, a survivor of trafficking, and a representative from Law Enforcement.

 

Event Date:

January 11th, 2019

7PM- 9PM


Location:

Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Student Center

6205 North W Street

Pensacola, FL 32505

 

Contact:

Therese Moses

therese.moses@djj.state.fl.us

(850) 595-8820 ext.226

 

 

Free for all to attend. No registration required.

 

 

 



Human Trafficking Symposium in Lake City

Dec 21, 2018

This symposium will provide information on building rapport with HT youth, recognizing signs of trafficking, and how to address trafficking. An HT survivor will be speaking at this event as well.

Veraunda Jackson, who is with DCF and works with child survivors of Human Trafficking, will share skills and techniques for building rapport with Human Trafficking youth.  Anorine Ledet, who is a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, will provide information on recognizing different forms of trafficking in day to day life and what to do in when it is recognized. A survivor of Human Trafficking will share her story and what she’s doing now to help combat trafficking.

 

Registration Link

 

Event Date:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9am to 3:30pm

 

 

Event Location:

Columbia County School Board Auditorium

372 West Duval Street

Lake City, Florida 32055

 

Contact:

Lesley Hersey

Lesley.hersey@lsfnet.org

(904) 624-2804

 

 

CEU’s available for $15 upon request.

 

 



Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition Annual Gathering

Dec 21, 2018

Annual HT gathering that provides the opportunity to network with other HT professionals and includes a program containing information about HT.

Click here for event flyer PDF

 

Plan to attend the NE FL Human Trafficking 2019 Gathering on January 24 at FSCJ South’s Wilson Center for the Arts.  Networking with Coalition organizations begins at 5:30 and the formal program in the theatre starts at 6:30.  Light refreshments will be served. 

 

Event Date:

Thursday January 24th, 2019

5:30-6:30PM:

Networking with local agencies, organizations and Coalition members  

6:30PM:

Program in theatre

 

Location:

Florida State College at Jacksonville South Campus

Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts

11901 Beach Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32246

 

Contact:

neflahumantraffickingtaskforce@gmail.com



DJJ Human Trafficking Lunch and Learn

Dec 19, 2018

This training is designed to give attendees an overview of human trafficking and the DJJ's role in the anti-trafficking movement. Attendees will learn trafficking definitions, the prevalence of trafficking in Florida and the nation, trafficking warning signs, and what to do if they suspect someone might be a victim of trafficking.

 

This training provides an overview of human trafficking. Participants may register to attend in-person or via webinar. Click on the flyer above to register for the webinar, or contact Jon Howard with any questions or to register to attend in person. Please RSVP by January 9th, 2019.

 

Contact:

Jon Howard

jon.howard@djj.state.fl.us

 

 

Event Date:

January 11th, 2019

12-1:15PM

 

In-Person Location:

DJJ Alexander Building Training Center

2020 Capital Circle Southeast

Tallahassee, FL 32399



The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awards Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year

Dec 19, 2018

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice honored Dan Wynne with the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award during a ceremony at the Restoring Hope Training Summit in Orlando.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2018                                           

CONTACT: Amanda Slama

amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us

(850) 717-2710

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Awards Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year

Orlando, Fla. –The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice honored Dan Wynne with the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award during a ceremony at the Restoring Hope Training Summit in Orlando.  

Mr. Wynne is a language arts and social studies teacher at Miami Youth Academy (MYA), a juvenile residential commitment program serving males in Miami-Dade County. Mr. Wynne has worked in the education field for 29 years and has been teaching at MYA for the past eight years. 

Mr. Wynne has implemented several academic programs at MYA including the Exchange for Change program, a collaboration with the University of Miami (UM) where MYA students participate in pen pal and in-person writing exchanges with UM students. Mr. Wynne has also implemented Conversations with Poets where nationally recognized and published poets are invited to participate in an interactive deep-dive into poetry with students.

Mr. Wynne received accolades from both his colleagues and students at the program. “My teacher has a very passionate and considerate relationship with the students to unleash their full and untampered talent and always comes to work with a positive attitude and a smile on his face to greet us in the early mornings,” said one MYA student. “He understands the struggle and troubling behaviors of young students and their situations and helps every student at their own pace.”

“Mr. Wynne is a veteran educator who challenges his students to meet their full potential while also empowering them to seek a bright and productive future,” said DJJ Interim Secretary Tim Niermann. “Mr. Wynne is able to make an impact on his students through his work not only in education but also within the community as the youth transition out of the program.”

DJJ partnered with the Florida Department of Education to select the finalists for the Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award. The Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding educator who demonstrates the ability to teach using innovative and creative instructional strategies and who also promotes a positive school environment. The recipient of the Juvenile Justice Teacher of Year helps their students reach personal and academic goals and works to ensure their youth have a successful transition back into the community. Mr. Wynne was chosen as one of three finalists out of many juvenile justice educators throughout the state of Florida. “The nominee serves as one of the true teacher-leaders within our organization by taking on many additional responsibilities, leading professional development activities and providing a wide range of unparalleled institutional and program knowledge. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team”, said Luis Diaz, administrative director for Miami Dade County Public School’s Division of Educational Opportunity and Access.

The finalists were honored at the inaugural DJJ Restoring Hope Training Summit where each received a medal and monetary award from the Florida Juvenile Justice Association. 

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Gov. Scott - Juvenile Arrests Drop to Historic 42-Year Low

Dec 19, 2018

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2016-2017 according to the latest delinquency report released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Gov. Scott: Juvenile Arrests Drop to Historic 42-Year Low

 

 

 

NAPLES, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2016-2017 according to the latest delinquency report released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Statewide, juvenile arrests dropped another seven percent in the last fiscal year, a five-year decline of 24 percent, and a historic 42-year low in juvenile arrests.  

 

Governor Scott said, “Our state has made significant strides in reforming our juvenile justice system and I am proud to announce today that juvenile arrests have dropped to a historic 42-year low. Today’s announcement would not be possible without Florida’s juvenile detention and probation officers, who work each day to redirect our youth to a successful path. I will be working with the legislature during the upcoming session to pass a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers so we can reward them for their critical work.” 

 

The five counties with the largest populations in Florida continue to show decreases in juvenile arrests over the last fiscal year. The county with the largest drop was Orange County with a 15 percent decrease, followed by Hillsborough County with a 14 percent reduction, Broward County with a seven percent decrease, Miami-Dade County with a seven percent decrease, and Palm Beach County with a four percent decline in juvenile arrests. 

 

DJJ Secretary Christina Daly said, “More than six years ago, DJJ committed to improve Florida’s juvenile justice system through innovative and aggressive reforms. The continued decline in juvenile arrests year after year demonstrates our reform efforts are working. We will continue to work with law enforcement and our community partners to keep even more kids out of the juvenile justice system, provide the very best services for those that do come into our system, and work hard to help steer every youth down the right path.” 

 

The current report, covering a five-year period, shows an overall decline in felony offenses, including a 15 percent decrease in murder/manslaughter arrests and a seven percent decrease in aggravated assault arrests. The report also shows a year-to-year four percent drop statewide in auto theft arrests, including a 19 percent year-to-year decrease in auto theft arrests in the Central Florida region. The report also shows a 14 percent decline in overall misdemeanor arrests. 

 

To view the full report, click HERE.

 

 

 

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Gov. Scott Appoints Two to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group

Dec 19, 2018

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alyssa Beck and Kevin Higgins II to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group.

 

 

 

 

Gov. Scott Appoints Two to Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group

 

 

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alyssa Beck and Kevin Higgins II to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group.

 

 

 

Beck, 23, of Jacksonville is an advocacy specialist with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. She is appointed for a term beginning November 4, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

 

 

 

Higgins, 24, of Riveria Beach is a former security specialist with PSC Security Services. He is appointed for a term beginning November 4, 2018, and ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

 

 

 

The appointments are pursuant to federal statute 42. U.S.C. 5633, which requires at least one-fifth of members to be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment and/or have been under the juvenile justice system.

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2018

CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE

(850) 717-9282
media@eog.myflorida.com



Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions Training

Dec 14, 2018

This course will assist law enforcement officers, first responders, educators, and social service providers. It will explore investigations, prosecutions, victims’ perspectives, and effective responses to human trafficking.

Click Here for Flyer

 

Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions Training Course for Public Safety Officials and Social Service Providers in Tampa, FL

 

This course will assist law enforcement officers, first responders, educators, and social service providers. It will explore investigations, prosecutions, victims’ perspectives, and effective responses to human trafficking. During this training course there will be presentations by the United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Local Law Enforcement and Service Providers. This training is being offered at No Cost and is delivered by the support of Office for Victims of Crimes, Saint Petersburg College – Center for Public Safety Innovation, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (Hillsborough County) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

 

Contact:

Joseph Smith, Community Outreach Specialist, US Attorney's Office

813-301-3061

 

Registration Link

 

Event Date:

January 23rd, 2019

9AM - 4PM


Location:

Children's Board of Hillsborough County

1009 East Palm Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605

 

Free for all to attend



Juvenile Arrests in Florida Drop to Historic 43-Year Low

Dec 10, 2018

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2017-2018, according to the latest delinquency report released by the agency.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 10, 2018

CONTACT:

Amanda Slama

amanda.slama@djj.state.fl.us                                           
(850) 717-2710

Juvenile Arrests in Florida Drop to Historic 43-Year Low

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today that the number of juvenile arrests continued to decline in 2017-2018, according to the latest delinquency report released by the agency. Juvenile felony arrests dropped 10 percent over the last fiscal year and overall juvenile arrests declined eight percent in the same time frame. These declines continue the multi-year trend of fewer arrests, with a five-year decline of 24 percent, resulting in the lowest number of juvenile arrests in 43 years. 

 

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Interim Secretary Timothy Niermann said, “The decreases we are seeing in juvenile arrests are due to the collaborative efforts of our dedicated DJJ staff, law enforcement partners, and community stakeholders. Helping young people turn around their lives for the better is what we all strive for every day, and we remain focused on investing in our youth and helping them achieve a brighter future.”

 

The current report, covering a five-year period, also shows a 13 percent decrease in armed robbery, a 20 percent decrease in burglary arrests, and a 42 percent decrease in stolen property arrests. Overall misdemeanor offenses also decreased by nine percent during the last fiscal year.

 

The five counties with the largest populations in Florida continue to show decreases in juvenile arrests over the last fiscal year. The county demonstrating the largest drop was Orange with a 19 percent decrease, followed by Miami Dade with a 16 percent reduction, Hillsborough County with an eight percent decrease, Broward with a seven percent decrease, and Pinellas County with a two percent decline in juvenile arrests.

 

The Department of Juvenile Justice has worked to transform the juvenile justice system in Florida by implementing comprehensive, data-driven reforms. As a result, Florida has been recognized as a national leader in innovative, evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice and in providing services for young people and families.

 

To view the full report, click HERE.

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Building Bridges to End Human Trafficking Community Networking Event

Dec 10, 2018

A community networking event for those providing services to victims of human trafficking. This event will be held at Happy Motoring in Tallahassee, FL. More details to come in January.

 

 

 

This is a community networking event to allow those providing services to victims of human trafficking with a chance to exchange resources and information. Attendance is limited to 50 guests. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 

 

Event Date:

Thursday February 28th, 2019

5PM-7PM

 

Registration Link

 

Location:

Happy Motoring
1215 South Adams Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

 

Please RSVP by February 27th

 



Upcoming Human Trafficking Webinars

Aug 31, 2018

The National Criminal Justice Training Center is offering two exciting webinars about prosecuting traffickers this September: Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Strategies for Witnesses in Child Sex trafficking and Exploitation Cases, and Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Trial Preparation.

 

Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Strategies for Witnesses in Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases

Thu, Sep 13, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT

This webinar is designed to assist prosecutors and investigators who are preparing child sex trafficking cases for trial. We will discuss dealing with these complicated witnesses, including issues of delayed disclosure and complicity. Working with victims, witnesses, and accomplices requires an understanding of the recovery process and bridging gaps with people who have little trust for law enforcement or the prosecution process.

Registration Link

 

Prosecuting Sex Traffickers: Trial Preparation

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

This webinar is designed to assist prosecutors and investigators who are preparing child sex trafficking cases for trial. We will discuss preparing a case for trial, charging decisions, expert witnesses, and defense strategies. Trafficking cases require thorough case preparation of complex evidence. Analyzing potential charges early in the case allows for the collection of evidence and the consideration of what witnesses are required. Expert witnesses are necessary to help the jury understand both pimp subculture and victim issues. Anticipating defense strategies helps prosecutors stay focused on their case to achieve a successful prosecution.

Registration Link

For questions, contact:

(877) 712-6237 

askamber@fvtc.edu

 



Timothy Niermann Named Interim Secretary of Department of Juvenile Justice

Aug 29, 2018

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Timothy Niermann will become the Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on an interim basis.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2018

CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE

(850) 717-9282
media@eog.myflorida.com

Timothy Niermann Named Interim Secretary of Department of Juvenile Justice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Timothy Niermann will become the Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on an interim basis. He will be replacing Secretary Christina Daly who is leaving the agency effective August 31, 2018, after serving at DJJ since 2006.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Timothy Niermann will become the interim secretary at DJJ. I am confident that he will continue to faithfully serve the families and youths that DJJ works to protect every day.”

Since December 2015, Timothy has served as the deputy secretary of DJJ. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary for Probation & Intervention Services, the DJJ Central Regional Director for Probation & Community Intervention, and from 2000 to 2010, he served as the DJJ Chief Probation Officer (CPO) for Circuit 6, serving Pasco and Pinellas counties. Mr. Niermann is a 40-year veteran of Florida State government and his expertise covers operational oversight of juvenile justice programming. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in the field of Criminal Justice.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2018

CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE

(850) 717-9282
media@eog.myflorida.com



Fill the Closet

Aug 13, 2018

DJJ is participating in the 2018 Fill The Closet supply drive hosted by the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking. BBCAHT is collecting personal care items and art supplies to stock their resource closet and art therapy program. The items will assist victims of human trafficking in the Big Bend area. Volunteers are also needed to package the items on Saturday, August 18th, 2018.

 

Fill The Closet: Donations and volunteers needed 

Contact:

Mindy Conney

mindyconney@flhsmv.gov

 

Event Date:

August 18th, 2018

9AM-12PM

Location:

GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH
4665 THOMASVILLE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL
32309



End Human Trafficking Event

Aug 08, 2018

The USF​ College of Public Health in collaboration with The FREE Network, Lutheran Services Florida​, the Disaster and Humanitarian Relief (DAHR) Student Collaborative, and the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) presents ​our bi-annual "​End Human Trafficking: Community Conversations" World Café will focus on labor trafficking here in Tampa Bay​. This event will ​first ​start with a panel on a whole community approach for looking at anti-human trafficking efforts that are currently taking place in regards labor trafficking. Following our ​panel ​discussion, we will have three facilitated breakout sessions where community ​leaders, professionals, survivors​, academics, and students​ can come together to​ strategize​ on action steps to identify prevention and intervention strategies that encourage innovation and collaboration to protect some of our most vulnerable populations. This event is free and open to the public.

 

#End Trafficking: A Community Conversation About Labor  Trafficking in Tampa Bay

 

Contact:

USF Marshall Student Center and Department of Global Health

Registration Link

Event Date:

September 7th, 2018

12:30PM - 5PM



Location:

Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center
Room 2708
4103 Cedar Circle
Tampa, FL 33620

Free for all to attend



Sex Trafficking in Florida's Schools

Aug 07, 2018

If you are a School Resource Officer, District or School Administrator, Teacher, Athletic Coach or other School Personnel; Case Manager, GAL, or Child Protective Investigator, you do not want to miss this! Learn how to identify exploited teens and perpetrators, safely intervene without further traumatizing or embarrassing the victim, about school specific prevention and intervention programs, and how to connect abused students with appropriate support services.

Registration Flyer as an image

 

Sex Trafficking in Florida's Schools 

Contact:

St. Petersburg College 

Registration Link

 

Event Date:

September 14th, 2018

 

8AM - 5PM

 

 

Location:

Hillsborough Community College
Dale Mabry Campus Auditorium
4001 W Tampa Bay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

Free for all to attend



2018 Restoring Hope Training

Jul 22, 2018

 

Contact:

Andy Hindman
 
Andy.Hindman@djj.state.fl.us 




Event Date:

October 29th-31st, 2018



Location:

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809



2018 Human Trafficking Summit

Jul 22, 2018

Statewide conference on preventing labor and sex trafficking of children and adults. Breakout sessions will include recent updates and developments in the areas of legal/law enforcement, service delivery, policy and research, and medical/healthcare.

HT Summit

  

Registration Link

 

Event Date:

Monday October 1st, 2018

8:15AM- 5:00PM

 

 

Location:

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Free for all to attend