Jodi Stevens serves as the Director of Government Affairs for Pace Center for Girls. Pace Center for Girls is a prevention and early intervention program providing wrap around social services, counseling, therapy, and academic support to middle and high school age girls at risk of systems involvement, putting them on a path to a brighter future. Since opening their doors in 1985 Pace has grown to 21 Centers throughout Florida and 17 Reach locations, with recent expansion into middle Georgia and South Carolina. Pace has helped change the lives of over 40,000 girls.
In her role she supports the Pace Centers with legislative engagement, works to secure state and federal funding, and works to make legislative policy changes impacting girls and young women. She is also responsible for supporting Pace’s expansion efforts to ensure every girl has access to the services they need. Jodi has a background in legislative and executive advocacy efforts.
A member of the Florida Bar, Jodi received her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 2013. She is married to Monte Stevens and together they have three young boys and one very energetic pup.