J. Christian Minor has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Florida Juvenile Justice Association (FJJA), a Monday press release announced. He begins Oct. 23.
Minor has been Legislative Affairs Director for Bridges International, “the largest provider of non-profit inmate reentry in the state of Florida,” the release said.
“Our juvenile justice system plays an incredibly important role in Florida, one that mostly goes unnoticed, but I am ready to tell the story of how important it is to continue to invest in public safety, use tax dollars wisely, and help children change their lives by holding them accountable with respect and dignity,” Minor said in a statement.
“Investing in the system that our members are trusted stewards of is a wise decision today and for the future of Florida,” he said.
Added Dr. Pam Alvarez, FJJA President: “Christian’s passion, legislative expertise, and perspective make for the perfect fit to lead our Association forward. As the needs of Florida’s children, families, and communities continue to change, Christian’s skills and knowledge are imperative in furthering our members’ critical advocacy role and belief in the future.”
“The Florida Juvenile Justice Association was formed in 1994, in conjunction with the legislature’s creation of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ),” the release explained.
“FJJA is a member organization of DJJ’s contracted service providers who care for children and families throughout the juvenile justice continuum. (The association) works collaboratively to enhance public safety, further public policy, and address delinquency through high quality service delivery across the State.”
Minor, 30, has an undergraduate degree and graduate degree in applied politics and policy from Florida State University.