Special District Accountability

The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) complies with Florida’s Uniform Special District Accountability Act requiring the reporting of information and web-based public access. The information below responds to the website content requirements. Agency document cite references or website hyperlinks are included where appropriate.


  • Full Legal Name: Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
  • Public Purpose: To provide and maintain in the county such preventative, developmental, treatment and rehabilitation services for children as the Board determines are needed for the general welfare of the county. To provide such other services for children as the Board determines are needed for the general welfare of the county. JWB Special Act
  • Boundaries/Service Area: Entire Pinellas County
  • Services Provided: JWB invests in partnerships, innovation, and advocacy to strengthen children and families in Pinellas County. This includes, but is not limited to, programming across four strategic focus areas: School Readiness, School Success, Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and Strengthening Community.
  • Full Text of the Special District’s Charter/Creation Document: JWB Special Act
  • Statute or Statutes Under Which Special District Operates: Chapter 189, F.S.; Chapter 200, F.S.; Chapter 286, F.S.; and Chapter 119
  • Date Established: June 11, 1945
  • Establishing Entity: Florida Legislature via Special Act


  • Mailing Address: 14155 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760
  • Email: communications@jwbpinellas.org
  • Telephone Number:453.5677
  • Website Address: jwbpinellas.org
  • Registered Agent/Registered Office: Beth A. Houghton, Chief Executive Officer, 14155 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH GOVERNING BODY MEMBER CLICK HERE to view the information listed below for each governing JWB Board member

  • Name
  • Official Address
  • Official Email Address
  • Term
  • Appointing Authority (Governor)


  • Taxes, Fees, Assessments, or Charges Imposed and Collected: Ad valorem property taxes
  • Rates or Amounts for the Current Fiscal Year: .8981 mills (FY21)
  • Statutory Authority for the Levy of the Tax, Fee, Assessment, or Charge: JWB Special Act


  • Fiscal Year Period: October 1 – September 30
  • Department of Financial Services – Local Government Financial Reporting Webpage: CLICK HERE
  • Final, Complete Audit Report (for the most recent completed fiscal year): JWB Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


  • Tentative Budget (if applicable): Not Applicable
  • Final Adopted Budget (at least two years): FY21 Budget Book and FY20 Budget Book
  • Budget Amendments (if applicable): There were no budget amendments for FY19 and FY18


  • Regular Public Meeting Schedule: FY21 Board Meeting Schedule
  • Meeting/Workshop Agendas (posted a minimum of seven days prior to each meeting and remaining on website for at least two years): CLICK HERE for Board Meeting webpage



  • If Applicable, Defined Benefit Retirement System or Plan Information (excluding the Florida Retirement System), as Required by Section 112.664, Florida Statutes – Reporting Standards for Defined Benefit Retirement Plans or Systems: Not Applicable


  • If Applicable: Not Applicable