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Press Releases

  • Nov 09, 2012

    DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters honored for reform

    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Secretary Wansley Walters was one of eight recipients of the 2012 Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award presented by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) during the International Youth Justice Convention.
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  • Nov 07, 2012

    Update to DJJ Contracting Reforms

    Keeping its commitment to put the needs of at-risk youth first, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has and will continue to implement a series of reforms in how the agency procures services and measures outcomes.
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  • Nov 06, 2012

    State Advisory Group endorses DJJ’s Roadmap to System Excellence

    The State Advisory Group (SAG), a panel appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to administer federal funding to combat juvenile delinquency, has unanimously endorsed the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s (DJJ) Roadmap to System Excellence.
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  • Oct 15, 2012

    DJJ Transitions Residential Programs to Private Operation

    The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today it will transition its five remaining state-run residential facilities to private operation by October 1, 2013.
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  • Oct 12, 2012

    DJJ launches Roadmap to System Excellence

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) invited the people of Florida today to participate in a conversation about the Roadmap to System Excellence. The Roadmap builds on reforms already underway at DJJ and guides Florida on the path to becoming the national model for juvenile justice administration.
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