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TREASURE COAST - Michelle Akins assumes role of vice president of the local, not-for-profit Guardians for New Futures.
Ms. Akins has worked as the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Child Abuse Death Review Committee for the past eight years.
She has more than 20 years of experience with Department of Children and Families and is a staunch child advocate. Michelle provides training on parenting and works diligently throughout Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties and provides free trainings sponsored by Guardians for New Futures.
She donates hundreds of hours to ensure that our children are kept safe. Her trainings in the areas of risk assessment, mandatory reporting and recognizing abuse and neglect are geared toward professions that work with children and are often open to the public.
She trains with the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute and works with the Substance abuse and Mental Health, Public Defenders Office and the St. Lucie County jail on the reentry program.
She is a natural fit with Guardians for New Futures, local nonprofit in working to support children who are abused, neglected, and abandoned children and provide public awareness and education.