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Youth & Families

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We are here to help! Find parenting and crime prevention tips and other helpful resources. Read More >

For YouthThis page is designed to help youth help themselves. We've provided resources for education, careers, health, records, and other things you will need to know moving forward.Read More
For ParentsIs your child acting out or making poor choices? Find health & safety tips, helpful community resources, legal aid information, youth programs and more.Read More
For VictimsFind helpful resources on restitution, victims' rights, grief counseling, legal aid, and more.Read More
Office of Youth and Family Advocacy (OYFA)This office, created in 2017, serves as a firsthand resource working directly with youth and their families to foster communication and amplify their voice in the juvenile justice system. Read More
VisitationVisitation is an important component of a youth’s stay in a detention or residential facility, and it is encouraged and supported by DJJ staff.Read More
Cost of Care PaymentsParents, guardians, and non-custodial parents may be charged for the supervision and care of their child while in the custody of DJJ. Pay your Cost of Care fee online.Read More
GlossaryReview the glossary for a better understanding of the Florida juvenile justice system.Read More
Juvenile Justice ProcessFind out what to expect during the Juvenile Justice process.Read More
ServicesDJJ provides all the necessary services for four core program areas as well as health services, education, and all other support efforts that keep the Department running smoothly. Read More
Family EngagementYouth and parents can access informational brochures on a variety of topics.Read More