Central Communications Center
Incident Hotline: 1-800-355-2280
Want to know how to seal or expunge your criminal record? Visit the For Youth section for more information on youth records.
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.
Apply for positions with DJJ through People First.
Background screenings are required for all DJJ employees. Find out more.
Make a difference in the lives of at-risk kids. Become a DJJ volunteer!
Become a partner and inspire! Learn how your faith organization can work with DJJ to help youth in your community.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 1200
Our mission is to gather data, analyze it, and provide high-value knowledge including trends, root causes, best practices, innovative ideas and recommendations to guide the Department in its mission to reduce juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention, and treatment services.
The Office of Research and Data Integrity is responsible for informing the Department's leadership, as well as the public, on the effectiveness of all juvenile justice activities funded by the State of Florida. Research analysts are responsible for answering day-to-day operation, data or research-related questions posed by the Department's leadership team as well as requests received from other critical stakeholders, such as the Governor's Office and Legislature. The Office of Research and Data Integrity responds to approximately 800 requests for research assistance from stakeholders and decision makers throughout Florida during any given year.
All research activities that involve contact with youth who interact with DJJ or access their data must be approved through the Institutional Review Board managed by the Office of Research and Data Integrity. In addition, data provided by the Office of Research and Data Integrity is used to guide the development of effective programs, assessments, and interventions, and mold the Department's strategy.
Each year, the Office of Research and Data Integrity releases a series of reports and analyses that can be used to assess delinquency throughout Florida, as well as the State's prevention and intervention activities. The Office of Research and Data Integrity also maintains more current data, available on this website, that allow users an interactive platform by which to answer basic questions regarding Department-involved youth and various policy initiatives. To accomplish these tasks, staff uses data and information from the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS), which is one of the largest state-operated juvenile justice databases in the United States. JJIS currently contains detailed delinquency and placement information for over one million youth dating back to the year 2000. Data Integrity Officers throughout the state ensure that the data in JJIS is accurate and provide training to thousands of Department and contracted provider staff.
The Roadmap to System Excellence explains the agency’s immediate and long-range plans.
The State Epidemiology workgroup is a good source for research related to substance abuse.
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2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100