Maria M. Schneider

Maria M. Schneider
Governor Appointee

Maria M. Schneider is the Assistant State Attorney in Charge of the Juvenile Division for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Since joining the office in 1993 Ms. Schneider had served as a lead attorney in the felony trial division, the Sexual Battery Unit, the Organized Crime and Gang Activity Unit and the Career Criminal Unit. Upon receiving her JD degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Center from the Study of Law in 1986 until 1993 Ms. Schneider was employed as an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County, FL. Ms. Schneider is actively involved in numerous community and professional organizations that advocate for the rights and wellbeing of children such as the Florida Bar Juvenile Rules Committee, the Juvenile Justice Board for the 17th Judicial Circuit, and Partners in Education, a non-profit organization that puts businesses and schools together to form coalitions to support students and from 1999 to 2009 the Broward County chapter of Communities in Schools, a non-profit organization that focuses on dropout prevention. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University, and lectures for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, the Florida Association of School Resource Officers, the Office of the Attorney General and the National District Attorney’s Association. Ms. Schneider was appointed to the Council by Gov. Rick Scott.

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2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward
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2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.
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The Children’s Services Council has partnered with Blacktie South Florida to offer membership scholarships for nonprofits in Broward County to assist in making donor outreach and fundraising efforts easier and more productive. Blacktie provides a one-stop web-based technology with access to online event planning and a comprehensive database management system that has the capability of increasing nonprofit exposure and awareness.

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754-322-0200
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Primary POC: Marie Duperval
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754-322-0688
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Primary POC: Keith Roberson
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754-323-1226
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Primary POC: Thomas Correll
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754-323-1350
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Selwyn Brown
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | Piper High School
754-322-1700
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Kenneth Walton and Matt Dearen

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