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PALM CITY - Darcy Flierl, director of prevention services for the Palm City-based nonprofit Tykes and Teens, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group.
Ms. Flierl joins 15 appointees from across Florida who will, among other duties, develop policy regarding promoting community partnerships and delinquency prevention programs, and serve on the juvenile crime enforcement coalition responsible for the developing a coordinated crime enforcement plan designed to reduce juvenile crime.
Ms. Flierl is a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. Currently, she serves on the boards for CHARACTER COUNTS! a United Way program, the Shared Services Network of Martin County, the Tobacco Free Partnership and Soroptimist International of Stuart.
She was instrumental in working with Tykes & Teens in developing Martin County's first department solely dedicated to prevention and is currently employed as the director of prevention for Tykes & Teens, a nonprofit whose mission is to support and strengthen the community through quality prevention, education and social- emotional healing services for children and their families.
Tykes and Teens was established in 1994 to ensure all local children in need of mental health counseling or substance abuse treatment services will receive the help they need, regardless of financial status.
The agency has helped more than 10,000 children since its inception, and served more than 1500 youth last year in a broad continuum of therapeutic and educational programming.
For more information, call (772) 220-3439.