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Christy Daly Named Permanent DJJ Secretary

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Governor Rick Scott has made another interim agency head permanent, after officially naming Christy Daly head of the Florida’s juvenile justice system Thursday.

Daly is no stranger to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She’s worked as a deputy Secretary under her predecessor, Wansley Walters, who stepped down in June.

She’s also been the chief of staff and legislative director for DJJ.

In a statement, Scott hailed her work for the department, pointing to how “youth arrests are at the lowest level in 30 years.”

Daly joins newly named Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll in becoming a permanent part of their respective agencies, after serving stints as interim heads.

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