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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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All youth are provided with preliminary screening to identify the need for further assessment and treatment services including mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services. The parents/guardians are contacted during the screening process. Additionally, youth are referred for a comprehensive assessment when screening indicates a need regarding mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, developmental disability services, literacy services, education or other treatment services. Youths anticipated or recommended for commitment are also referred for a predisposition comprehensive evaluation. Comprehensive assessments and comprehensive evaluations require parental input or documented effort to obtain parental input.
All youth who receive on-going mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental disability treatment services receive individualized treatment planning that involves the youth and the parent/guardian. Multidisciplinary treatment teams vary somewhat between DJJ facilities, but routinely develop the youth’s initial treatment plan, individualized treatment plan and provide individualized treatment plan updates. The multidisciplinary treatment team includes the parents/guardians whenever possible.
Parents/guardians are also contacted whenever the youth is a potential suicide risk, receives mental health crisis intervention or receives emergency mental health or substance abuse treatment services. Each time the parents/guardians are contacted the parents/guardian has the opportunity to communicate with the Department’s contact person to share relevant information.
In addition to the opportunities mentioned above, parents or guardians should feel free to communicate with DJJ facility staff anytime to ensure that their children’s needs are met.
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