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DJJ Online Scorecard Promotes Accountability, Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2013

 

Contact:
Meghan Speakes
850.921.5900 or 850.544.5387
meghan.speakes@djj.state.fl.us

DJJ Online Scorecard Promotes Accountability, Transparency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) today launched an online scorecard that promotes transparency and accountability by tracking key indicators of the agency’s performance.

The DJJ Monthly Accountability Scorecard measures progress in 11 categories, ranging from the use of alternatives to arrest (civil citation) to commitments to residential programs. The data is organized by month and is compared to the identical period from the previous fiscal year; for example, June 2012 is compared to June 2011. A reduction (or down arrow) indicates improvement over the previous year.    

“Using open data to measure outcomes makes DJJ a more efficient and transparent agency accountable to the public, our stakeholders and the youth we serve,” said DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters. “The scorecard also allows us to measure the progress of the reforms we are making under the Roadmap to System Excellence. Regular monitoring and measurement help us deliver the right service to the right youth at the right time and puts kids and Florida families first.”

DJJ is a national leader among juvenile justice agencies in using data and research to measure outcomes and track the progress of reform. In 2012 the agency launched an interactive delinquency profile that is far more user friendly and allows the public easier and faster access to data.

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The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) strives to increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency, strengthening families and turning around the lives of troubled youth. To learn more, visit
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