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Latest Initiatives


Learn more about Civil Citation, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), and the Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP).

Civil Citation

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) civil citation initiative addresses a youth’s behavior at his or her first encounter with the juvenile justice system and provides an alternative to arrest for that child. Click here to learn more about Civil Citation.


Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is dedicated to keeping communities safe. JDAI is a process -- NOT a conventional program. Focus ensures that the right youth are detained, and only for as long as necessary. JDAI’s core strategies, reliance on data, and use of objective screening instruments identify youth most likely to reoffend. JDAI engages various community stakeholders including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, elected officials and community representatives in a collaborative process to help identify and implement system improvements. Click here to learn more about JDAI.


Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP)

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was selected as one of four states to participate in the Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP), a national initiative to reform the juvenile justice system by translating "what works" into everyday practice and policy . 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. Click here to learn more about the JJSIP.