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By Tessa Duvall January 20, 2016 Florida Times Union The way the work of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission helps deter crime is poised to take a prominent place in the organization’s forthcoming strategic plan. The group’s first strategic plan in five years began to take shape Wednesday at the commission’s annual retreat. The full plan […]

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Moving Counselors into schools has referrals on track to double By Tessa Duvall Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Florida Times Union It wouldn’t be unusual to walk past Room 105 at Saint Clair Evans Academy before school starts and hear “The Electric Slide,” or maybe “The Cha Cha Slide,” coming from the other side of the […]

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By S.Mathur The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission is “to support families in their effort to maximize their children’s potential to be healthy, safe, and educated and contributing members of the community”. Victoria Carlucci, Communications Manager, outlines some of the ways in which the Commission fulfills its mission: “The Jacksonville Children’s Commission currently funds […]

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Florida Politics, December 29,2015 By A.G. Gancarski One of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s priorities has been public safety. But it’s a new school approach to law and order, one predicated on the assumption that Jacksonville can’t police our way out of its problems, and one rooted in a revival of the Jacksonville Journey. “It’s the right […]

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Florida Times Union, Mon, Dec 28, 2015 By Tessa Duvall Millions of dollars are spent every year in Jacksonville to help children after school and over the summer. But a lack of coordination makes those efforts less effective than they can be, according to people who are setting out to change that. The Jacksonville Children’s Commission […]