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Want to know how to seal or expunge your criminal record? Visit the For Youth section for more information on youth records.
Find DJJ-funded programs in your area using the Program & Facility Locator.
Juvenile Justice Boards & Councils focus on crime prevention in their local communities.
Review DJJ forms by office or by subject. Forms are available for download in multiple file formats.
Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO) assess the needs and risks of youth entering the juvenile justice system.
Browse online health tips and resources by topic in the Health Initiatives section.
The Civil Citation Dashboard contains data on Florida’s use of Civil Citation as an alternative to arrest for 1st time misdemeanants.
The Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP) is a national initiative to reform the juvenile justice system by translating "what works" into everyday practice and policy.
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Background screenings are required for all DJJ employees. Find out more.
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Become a partner and inspire! Learn how your faith organization can work with DJJ to help youth in your community.
It is the policy of the Department of Juvenile Justice to employ those applicants best suited for the criminal justice profession, to employ those applicants meeting standards for good moral character established by statute, to employ the best suited individuals in available positions and to avoid employment decisions which could ultimately be costly to this agency. The Department of Juvenile Justice is also committed to ensuring that obtaining relevant background information on an applicant is done in a thorough, professional, objective, accurate, legal and unbiased manner.
In order to accomplish the above-stated objectives, the Department of Juvenile Justice will conduct a background screening on all of its applicants. The components of this background screenings are as follows:
It is important to the Department of Juvenile Justice that applicants understand that courtesy, integrity, and thoroughness are qualities of the criminal justice profession in general and this agency in particular. This Department strives to select those individuals whose backgrounds establish them to be persons who observe the rules of proper conduct and who possess those qualities generally considered acceptable to the citizens of the State of Florida for positions of public trust and confidence.
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Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100