Director's Message -- September, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country's history, heritage and culture. Our country could not have become what it is today without the massive contributions of Americans of Hispanic descent, and DJJ would not be the agency we are today without the special skills and perspective of our Latino and Hispanic employees.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under ...

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Mensaje del Director 2019

El 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre marca el periodo del Mes Nacional del Patrimonio Hispano en los Estados Unidos, cuando la gente reconocen las contribuciones de Hispanos y Latinoamericanos a la historia, patrimonio, y la cultura del país. Nuestro país no pudiera ser lo que es hoy en día sin las contribuciones inmensas de Estadounidenses de ascendencia Hispana, y DJJ no sería la agencia que es hoy sin las habilidades especiales y perspectivas de nuestros empleados Hispanos y Latinos. ...

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DJJ Family Engagement

We know that having your child involved in the juvenile justice system is probably stressful and difficult for you and them. During their time under our supervision or custody we want you to know that DJJ is committed to fostering consistent communication between you, your child, and DJJ staff. This communication and partnership is vital to getting your young person back on the right track and on with their life.

We want to be a resource for you during this challenging time, and support your efforts to continue to serve as a resource for your child, whether they are still at home or placed elsewhere. Clicking on the links below will help you understand more about our system and expectations, and give you more tools to help you through this process.

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The more we know about the youth we serve, the more effective we can be in providing services and support that will make them successful. DJJ’s Legislative and Research Department designs and coordinates a wide variety of reports, executed via an exhaustive examination of available data and a thorough review of the most up-to-date literature and best practices in the juvenile justice field.

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