Gainesville, Lake City advocates named to Juvenile Justice panel


Published: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.

Longtime advocates for children in Gainesville and Lake City have been appointed to the state's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group. The appointments were made by Gov. Charlie Crist to the panel that advises him and other state officials on juvenile issues.

Those appointed include:

  • Tony Jones, 52, of Gainesville, community relations coordinator, Gainesville Police Department, succeeding Sheldon Gusky, appointed for a term beginning Jan. 16, 2009, and ending at the pleasure of the governor.
  • Charles Jenkins, 64, of Lake City, executive director, Columbia and Suwannee County Teen Courts, succeeding Susan Tholl, appointed for a term beginning Jan. 16, 2009, and ending at the pleasure of the governor.
  • John Ferro, 55, Lake Helen, minister and counselor, Dunamis Community and Outreach Ministries Inc., succeeding Triste Brooks, appointed for a term beginning Jan. 16, 2009, and ending at the pleasure of the governor.
  • Ivan Tucker, 42, of St. Petersburg, probation officer, Florida Department of Corrections, succeeding Donald Read, appointed for a term beginning Jan. 16, 2009, and ending at the pleasure of the governor.

- Karen Voyles

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