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.
Youth & Families
Click on a subject to find out more.
The Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) is responsible at the intake phase to contact the victim to gather information on loss, harm, and damage in order to determine restitution amounts. This information is used to provide recommendations to the court. If restitution is ordered and the youth fails to comply with the payment of restitution, the JPO must inform the court of the non-compliance. The JPO can either file an affidavit, through the State Attorney, alleging a violation or request a Judicial Review Hearing for the purpose of determining the circumstances for the lack of restitution payments. All specific questions regarding restitution should be directed to the JPO or the State Attorney’s Office.
To contact the JPO in your area, visit the Supervisory Contact information page.
The Department of Juvenile Justice shall ensure that victims of juvenile crime are afforded all rights as enumerated in the Constitution of the State of Florida and Florida Statutes, Chapter 960, and Chapter 985. It is the intent of the Department that all victims be treated with respect and provided with all required information and notifications under the law.
Victims of crime or their lawful representatives, including next of kin of homicide victims are entitled to be informed, to be present, and to be heard when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the Constitutional rights of the accused.
More specific information regarding victims’ rights, notification procedures, and definitions is available at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Policies pertaining to victim rights. (Policy 3400)
The Florida Attorney General’s Division of Victim Services is dedicated to helping those who have fallen victim to crimes. One way they assist is by providing a resource guide that can help you find support services in your area.
The toll-free number for the Division of Victim Services is 1-800-226-6667. In addition, victims may also contact the Division of Victim Services at (850) 414-3300.
You may also go directly to Crime Victims’ Services page which includes information on what the law provides, what your rights are, and how to file for compensation.
© 2012 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100