Director's Message

Welcome to DJJ’s website!

We have redesigned our website to ensure that whether you are a DJJ employee, the parent of a young person in our system, or an interested community member, you are able to find the information you need. Your feedback is welcome as we continue to make improvements.

Some of the new features you will find include:

  • Easier access to our research
  • More tools for our Staff
  • Better information for the families of the youth in our system

We also want you to know more about the exciting transformation within the Department of Juvenile Justice where we are taking steps across our system to use data and research to get the best outcomes for the youth, families and communities we serve. While providing accountability and rigorous rehabilitation at appropriate and individualized levels to each young person in our system, we also want to make sure that we are providing them with the building blocks to positively develop as young adults and law-abiding citizens.

Read on . . .

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For DJJ Families . . .

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.

DJJ Resources . . .

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.

Additional Resources