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Community Intervention Standards

Community Supervision Standards

Community Intervention Standard 1 DRAFT

Community Intervention Standard 2 DRAFT

Community Intervention Standard 3 DRAFT

Day Treatment Standards

Day Treatment Standards

Day Treatment Standard 1 DRAFT

Day Treatment Standard 2 DRAFT

Day Treatment Standard 3 DRAFT

Day Treatment Standard 4 DRAFT

Detention Standards

Detention Standards

Detention Standard 1 DRAFT

Detention Standard 2 DRAFT

Detention Standard 3 DRAFT

Detention Standard 4 DRAFT

Detention Standard 5 DRAFT

Intensive Delinquency Diversion Services Standards

Intensive Delinquency Diversion Services Standards

IDDS Standard 1 DRAFT

IDDS Standard 2 DRAFT

IDDS Standard 3 DRAFT

Juvenile Diversion Alternative Programs Standards

Juvenile Diversion Alternative Programs Standards

JDAP Standard 1 DRAFT

JDAP Standard 2 DRAFT

Outward Bound Standards

Outward Bound Standards

Outward Bound Standard 1 DRAFT

Outward Bound Standard 2 DRAFT

Outward Bound Standard 3 DRAFT

Outward Bound Standard 4 DRAFT

Redirection Services Standards

Redirection Services Standards

Redirection Standard 1 DRAFT

Redirection Standard 2 DRAFT

Redirection Standard 3 DRAFT

Redirection Standard 4 DRAFT

Residential Standards

Residential Standards

Residential Standard 1 DRAFT

Residential Standard 2 DRAFT

Residential Standard 3 DRAFT

Residential Standard 4 DRAFT

Residential Standard 5 DRAFT

Transition Services Standards

Transition Services Standards

Transition Services Standard 1 DRAFT

Transition Services Standard 2 DRAFT

Transition Services Standard 3 DRAFT

AMIkids Standards

AMIkids Standards

AMIkids Standard 1 DRAFT

AMIkids Standard 2 DRAFT

Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP)

SPEP Treatment Quality Indicator Guide for Providers

Florida is one of four states recently selected to participate in a groundbreaking national initiative to reform the juvenile justice system by translating "what works" into everyday practice and policy. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was notified that it had been chosen for the Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP). Administered by Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, the JJSIP provides a framework for implementing best practices throughout the entire juvenile justice system.

An essential component of the JJSIP is the implementation of the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP). The SPEP is an evaluation tool to identify shortcomings in juvenile programs or services, specifically delinquency intervention services. The SPEP evaluates how closely delinquency interventions, as provided, align with the most prominent criminological and psychological research in the field. Furthermore, the SPEP helps identify concrete recommendations for improvement in order to optimize intervention effectiveness and positive outcomes.  The SPEP evaluates services in the following categories:

  • Service Type (e.g., cognitive behavioral; group counseling)

  • Service Quantity/Dosage (Duration and intensity of contact hours)

  • Service Quality (e.g., written protocols/manuals; training; fidelity monitoring; corrective action)

  • Juvenile Characteristics (e.g., risk to re-offend; level of youth served)

Girls Moving On Pilot Project

The Girls…Moving On (GMO) pilot project uses a random assignment procedure to disperse youth to the groups (assignments will be made by DJJ Headquarters and adhered to by the pilot sites). Pilot sites currently participating in the project include Frances Walker Halfway House, Alachua Academy, and JoAnn Bridges Academy. Girls…Moving On is a gender-specific curriculum, to be facilitated in a semi-closed-group format. The curriculum contains seven modules (2 conducted on an individual basis, five in a group setting) totaling approximately twenty-five sessions. Each session will last approximately two hours.  Group size will be limited to ten youth maximum.  Youth may join the group at the beginning of any module, but not while the group is working through a module. Once the pilot project ends, the Department will analyze the data and determine if, in fact, GMO successfully reduces risk factors and/or reoffending of youth served.