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New DJJ Secretary Christy Daly Breezes Through Senate Confirmation Hearing

Florida Channel

The newly appointed head of Florida’s juvenile justice system breezed through her recent initial confirmation hearing in the Senate.

At her three minute confirmation hearing in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Christy Daly started off by thanking the panel members.

“I appreciate the opportunity today to be considered today for my appointment, and I do thank each one of you for taking the time over the last few weeks to meet with me individually. I would also like to thank Governor Rick Scott for entrusting me with the role to serve as the Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary.”

And, the Senate panel confirmed her unanimously Monday. Daly, who previously served as Deputy Secretary, got promoted to her permanent position to head the agency in late December, after her predecessor Wansley Walters stepped down in June. Walters was one of several people who pledged their support for Daly’s confirmation.

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