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CQ Researcher: Women In Prison.

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The justice system, women’s advocates say, needs to think creatively about how to help female prisoners. Meanwhile, in the juvenile system, girls often receive harsher punishments than boys who commit similar offenses.



Voices of Hope: Cracking the Code on Some Complex Issues (Women's Giving Alliance).

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The Women's Giving Alliance is committed to grantmaking based on research which is fundamental to their mission to inspire the women of Northeast Florida to be strategic philanthropists and to improve the lives of women and girls through collective giving. The Voices of Hope report details that commitment.




Securing Florida's Future By Protecting Florida's Children: The State of the Roadmap To System Excellence.

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The Roadmap plan was designed to create “front door” access to prevention and early intervention services to Florida’s children who were at-risk of delinquency or adjudicated delinquent without the negative impacts of a criminal record. It was also designed with the goal of guiding Florida’s children toward becoming successful adults as well as transforming children who entered the juvenile justice system by allowing access to appropriate treatment services, while simultaneously ensuring community safety.



Bringing Gender-Responsive Principles into Practice, Evidence from the Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls.


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Girls in the juvenile justice system are different from boys — in their histories, their offenses, and their experiences in the system. This realization has prompted research on their particular risk factors and, in turn, the development of prevention and intervention programs tailored to both girls and women.



Editorial: Keep children out of adult prisons in Florida


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Prosecuting children as adults for nonviolent offenses isn't being tough on crime. Quite the contrary — it just makes it more likely they'll commit more serious crimes when they grow older.




PACE Girl Testifies Before the US Senate Judiciary Committee



Jacksonville, FL- PACE Center for Girls Alumna, Jinique (17), testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Her testimony affirmed the organization’s continued impact in keeping girls out of the juvenile justice system. Jinique shared her story of transformation at the hearing, which was called to discuss the need to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.


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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary, Christy Daly Featured in Tallahassee Woman

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Secretary Christy Daly has dedicated the past 18 years to improving the lives of at-risk children.  She has played an integral role in the aggressive reform of juvenile justice under Florida Governor Rick Scott since 2011. 




PACE Treasure Coast Counselor Ashley Gilbert Shares Her Story of Paying It Forward

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Ashley Gilbert started as an intern at PACE Center for Girls, Treasure Coast while in college. After spending time with the girls at the center, she discovered the impact she could make at PACE. 



Chief External Affairs Officer, Nona Jones featured in ASCA Magazine

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PACE Chief External Affairs Officer, Nona Jones shares the importance of reengaging at-risk girls in the February edition of American School Counselor Association Magazine.



Make an end-of-year impact with a IRA Charitable Rollover

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You can make a difference in the life of our PACE Girls through an IRA Charitable Rollover.  If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, federal law allows you to rollover all or part of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to PACE Center for Girls, and that will not be treated as income – therefore you pay no income tax on the distribution of the donation.


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PACE President & CEO, Mary Marx Named to Results for America’s Inaugural Nonprofit Fellowship Program

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Jacksonville, FL – Today, Mary Marx, President & CEO, PACE Center for Girls was selected by Results for America (RFA), a national nonprofit working with decision-makers at all levels of government to harness the power of evidence and data to make progress on the world’s greatest challenges, for a two-year fellowship.  

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Three PACE Centers Nominated for Yelp Foundation Gives Local Contest

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Three of our centers are nominated for the Yelp Foundation Give Local Grants, and we need your help. You can vote, no donation required, to help them win $5,000 per center!

Visit the Orlando, Tampa & Miami tabs to support PACE Center for Girls Hillsborough , PACE Center for Girls MiamiPACE Center for Girls - Orange County


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