turnover, both at the DJJ and with the providers, is abysmally high. Direct care staff is poorly equipped,
poorly trained, and compensation is exceedingly low.
|•DJJ turnover is 26% annually. Private provider turnover is 50%-66%.
|•Starting salaries: DJJ $23,482, private
providers $19,780. [Note: DOC staff starts at $30,807]
|•JJ system teacher turnover is as high as 49%.
Crist recommended 2% base salary increases for select positions. Requiring the agency to develop and submit
a plan for distribution.