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The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice encourages and supports research efforts conducted by qualified researchers that contribute to our knowledge about juvenile delinquency and criminal justice. However, because the children under the care and custody of the Department lack the legal capacity to consent to participate in research, the Department is responsible to protect their rights and ensure their well being.
Our regulations require a careful review of the risks and benefits involved in research proposals, the juvenile's assent, and departmental permission for their participation in research.
View a list of our current Active IRB Approved Research Projects projects.
View a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the IRB process:
Potential researchers are NOT permitted to contact DJJ facilities or DJJ youth without an IRB-approved project. If the IRB becomes aware that a Principal Investigator has initiated contact with a DJJ facility or youth PRIOR to study IRB approval, DJJ reserves the right to summarily reject the proposal.
Please be advised that the completion of data requests, review of modifications to existing IRB submissions, requests for expedited desk reviewed submissions and other requests are contingent upon Department deadlines, priorities, and the availability of resources as determined by the Director of Research and Data Integrity.
If you have any questions during the IRB approval process, please feel free to contact the IRB Director at IRB.Director@djj.state.fl.us for assistance and guidance.
First, review the IRB Handbook thoroughly, available by clicking here:
All necessary IRB forms are available in the DJJ Forms Library, available by clicking here:
*Note: Reports, grant applications, or IRB applications for other agencies will not be accepted in place of the required information in the specified format*
Click here for a sample IRB Submission packet:
If your study requires background screening (not required for archival, de-identified data sets), Background Screening documents are available by clicking here:
Background Screening processes changed in late 2016. Updated background screening information is available at the Background Screening Unit’s webpage, available by clicking here:
Submit your completed application via U.S. Mail to the IRB Director.
2737 Centerview Dr.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Institutional Review Board will meet Thursday, March 2, 2016, at 10:30am in Room 1134 of the DJJ Knight Building (2737 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32399).
If you would like more information about the meeting, please contact Katherine Gomez, IRB Director, at 850-717-2633 or IRB.Director@djj.state.fl.us
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