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Incident Hotline: 1-800-355-2280
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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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Partners, Providers & Staff
The risk assessment process is the cornerstone of our efforts to implement evidence-based services and interventions throughout the juvenile justice system in Florida. The Prevention Assessment Tool (PAT) was developed to assist prevention and civil citation programs in identifying areas of highest criminogenic need, developing a meaningful intervention plan, and monitoring progress in reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. The underlying philosophy is that the PAT enables staff to reduce the number of youth entering the delinquency system by promoting positive changes in attitudes and behaviors of youth. The PAT provides staff with data necessary to make informed decisions about which youth need which interventions and to what extent.
DJJ PAT Information Document
MI Training Request
PAT Training Request
Using Cannot Complete - Less than 60 Days
Using Cannot Complete - More than 60 Days
Prevention Assessment Tool
PAT Help Guide
PAT Interview Guide
For questions regarding the PAT:
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Program Accountability
2737 Centerview Drive
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2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100