Florida DCF to expand Hope Florida program into juvenile justice system
The Florida Department of Children and Families will be expanding its Hope Florida program into the juvenile justice system.
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First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the expansion Wednesday.
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She said the program’s guidance counselors will work with families of at-risk children and find a meaningful outlet for them.
“How can we put these kids on a pathway to potential? Because it’s there for all of these kids. All we have to do is unearth what is ultimately there,” DeSantis said.
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Hope Florida’s counselors will be able to connect at-risk kids with religious or business mentors in their community.
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