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For Immediate Release:
July 08, 2011
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Margie Amador Robinson

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Commissioner Sally A. Heyman appointed to Florida Association of Counties – Department of Juvenile Justice Task Force


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4, has been appointed to the Florida Association of Counties - Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Task Force to find alternatives for locally funded and operated juvenile detention.  This group was established by the Florida Legislature through proviso language from SB2000, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.

Commissioner Heyman, who has an academic and professional background in Criminal Justice and is a former State Legislator, has worked for years on juvenile justice matters, including working with DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters.

"I look forward to the challenges of working on a legislative budget for Governor Scott and statutory recommendations we can present to the Legislature," said Commissioner Heyman.  "I truly welcome the opportunity to work with Wansley Walters again pursuing juvenile justice 'best practices.'"