Gov. Scott Announces Interim DCF Secretary Jacobo Staying Through Session

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that interim Department of Children and Families Secretary Esther Jacobo will continue to serve through the end of the 2014 legislative session. The Governor also announced that his office will meet with children services and law enforcement stakeholders, and community leaders to identify a permanent secretary that will best protect Florida’s youth.

Governor Scott said, “Esther has been an incredible leader, and she will be an invaluable resource for legislators on children and family issues during the upcoming legislative session. Our state has already benefited from the on-the-ground experience Esther brings to DCF, and we will continue to work with child services stakeholders to ensure we have the best leadership at the agency to protect Florida children.”

Interim Secretary Jacobo said, “When Governor Scott asked if I would stay through the legislative session, I jumped at the opportunity. I am eager to lead our team through session because I believe in the work we are doing. I cannot thank Governor Scott enough for the honor of serving as Secretary of DCF, and I look forward to continuing to work on significant changes that will have a positive impact on our state’s most vulnerable children and families.”


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