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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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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.