Roy Miller, Of Counsel, built a direct service agency for children and families over a 13-year period before becoming a political consultant, managing both candidate and issue campaigns. The science of The Children’s Campaign which he founded in 1992 builds on the knowledge and information acquired from both of these professional experiences.
Miller is described by colleagues as the state’s top watchdog for children, an insightful political strategist, determined lobbyist, plain spoken media spokesman and commentator, and, more important, an unapologetic yet neutral critic of ineffective services to children. His innovations have resulted in new non-partisan approaches to public policy, new service structures for at-risk children, and powerful new advocacy voices.
His models and strategic communications techniques have been replicated in other states. In 2014, his legislative strategy changed the conversation about the treatment of child sex trafficking victims, resulting in preserving the original mission of the Safe Harbor Act. In previous years, his actions supported passage of model laws requiring gender specific services, restored funding for girls prevention and intervention programs, and created a Blueprint for Girls in partnership with Dr. Lawanda Ravoira.
Youth Advocacy Award was presented to Miller by the Florida Juvenile Justice Association. Miller is spearheading conversation and action across the country on building a stronger and more effective political voice for children.