Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Department overview
Jurisdiction State of Florida
Headquarters Knight Building
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida
Annual budget $55,457,378(2012)[1]
Department executives Wansley Walters, Secretary
Christy K. Daly, Deputy Secretary
Website www.djj.state.fl.us

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) is a state agency of Florida that operates juvenile detention centers. Its headquarters are in the Knight Building in Tallahassee.[2][3]

History[edit]

Florida has traditionally managed juveniles under a "rehabilitative" model of justice. This traces back to the time when all "proceedings relating to children" were under the auspices of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, formerly known as HRS. The agency's approach to dependency cases and delinquency cases were the same—provide social services to the child and the family. In accordance with Chapter 39 of the Florida Statutes, HRS addressed many different types of actions involving children, ranging from dependency actions in child abuse cases to delinquency proceeding for juveniles charged with criminal acts.

The first of Florida's gradual efforts to shift the state's juvenile justice system away from a social services model occurred in 1994. The Legislature created the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), providing for the transfer of powers, duties, property, records, personnel, and unexpended balances of related appropriations and other funds from the HRS Juvenile Justice Program Office to the new agency. DJJ was assigned responsibility for juvenile delinquency cases and children and families in need of services (CINS/FINS) cases. Juvenile justice provisions, which were then found in Chapter 39, F.S., remained virtually unchanged and most of the new agency's employees were former employees of HRS. Hence, philosophically, DJJ continued to approach juveniles as children in need of treatment and reform rather than criminals deserving punishment.

A further distancing of DJJ from its HRS origins occurred in 1997. Although few changes were made to substantive law, two new chapters in the Florida Statutes were created by transferring juvenile justice provisions from Chapter 39, F.S., to the newly created Chapters 984 and 985. Chapter 984, F.S., was created to contain provisions relating to CINS/FINS and Chapter 985, F.S., was created to contain provisions relating to juvenile delinquency cases.

In 2000, comprehensive legislation, known as the "Tough Love" plan, provided statutory authority for DJJ to overhaul its organizational structure. This legislation signified the most dramatic policy shift away from the social services model and toward a punitive criminal justice approach. However, even under the "Tough Love" plan, the juvenile justice system continued to be operationally and philosophically distinct from the adult criminal justice system. Florida continues to segregate juveniles from their adult counterparts, although there has been an expansion of the circumstances under which a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult. Youth continue to be managed under a strategy of redirection and rehabilitation, rather than punishment. Although the State strengthened its hold on juvenile delinquents under the "Tough Love" plan, the system maintained focus on "treatment" designed to effect positive behavioral change.

As a result of the "Tough Love" plan, DJJ shifted away from HRS service district structure to a structure that conformed to the boundaries of the 20 judicial circuits. Additionally, the Department is charged under s. 985.02(3), F.S., with developing and coordinating comprehensive services and programs statewide for the prevention, early intervention, control, and rehabilitative treatment of delinquent behavior. Accordingly, DJJ is organized in five program offices: Administrative Services, Prevention and Victim Services, Detention Services, Probation and Community Intervention, and Residential Services.

In July 2007, Governor Charlie Crist authorized the creation of the Blueprint Commission, which was charged with developing recommendations to improve Florida's juvenile justice system. The findings and recommendations of the Blueprint Commission, developed with input from juvenile justice stakeholders and citizens, were used as a guide when the Department then developed a strategic plan designed to achieve the changes needed to meet its mission. The Department's Strategic Plan builds on the foundation of the Blueprint Commission's report "Getting Smart about Juvenile Justice in Florida." In preparing its Strategic Plan, the Department initiated a process of continuous strategic thinking and planning that will produce not just one strategic plan, but a sequence of plans. Such plans will keep pace with the changing needs and priorities of juvenile justice in Florida.

The Department initiated a process of continued evaluation of implementation in order to achieve the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. The Department of Juvenile Justice's Implementation Plan for 2008‐09 through 2011‐12 was built upon the 13 goals and 43 objectives outlined in the agency’s Strategic Plan. The Implementation Plan details specific actions that will be taken to achieve the goals and objectives including tasks, outcomes, partnering relationships, budgeting, resource allocations, and timelines.[4]

List of Secretaries[edit]

Secretary Year served Governor
William "Bill" Bankhead 1999-2004 Jeb Bush
Anthony J. Shembri 2004-2006 Jeb Bush
Walter McNeil 2006-2008 Jeb Bush; Charlie Crist
Frank Peterman 2008-2010 Charlie Crist
Wansley Walters 2010–present Rick Scott

Residential facilities[edit]

Residential facilities are divided among the north, central, and south regions. Within the north region, facilities are divided between the west and east areas.[5]

Central Region[edit]

Car with DJJ markings

Secure:

Staff and hardware secure:

  • Adolescent Residential Campus (ARC) (unincorporated Osceola County)[9]
  • Frances Walker Halfway House (Titusville)[10]

Hardware secure:

Staff secure:

Non-secure:

  • Avon Park Youth Academy (unincorporated Highlands County)[25]
  • Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility (unincorporated Hillsborough County)[26]
  • Orlando Intensive Youth Academy (unincorporated Orange County)[27]
  • Pasco Girls Academy (unincorporated Pasco County)[28]
  • Polk Halfway House (Bartow)[29]
  • Space Coast Marine Institute (SCMI) (unincorporated Brevard County)[30]

North Region[edit]

East Area[edit]

Secure:

  • Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center (unincorporated Citrus County)[31]
  • Daytona Sex Offender Program (unincorporated Volusia County)[32]
  • Hastings Youth Academy-Moderate Risk (unincorporated St. Johns County)[33]
  • Marion Juvenile Correctional Facility (unincorporated Marion County)[34]
  • St. Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility (unincorporated St. Johns County)[35]
  • Tiger Serious Habitual Offender Program (SHOP, also the Juvenile Male Serious Habitual Offender Program) (Jacksonville)[36]

Hardware secure: Staff secure:

Staff secure/Non-secure:

Non-secure:

West Area[edit]

Secure:

  • North Florida Youth Development Center (NFYDC) (Marianna)[47]
  • Okaloosa Youth Development Center (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[48]

Hardware secure:

  • Ft. Walton Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (A.S.A.P.) (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[49]
  • Gulf Coast Youth Academy (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[50]
  • Jackson Juvenile Offender Correctional Center (JJOCC) (Marianna)[51]
  • Monticello New Life (Monticello)[52]
  • Panther Success Center (unincorporated Hamilton County)[53]
  • Walton Youth Development Center (unincorporated Walton County)[54]

Staff secure:

  • JoAnn Bridges Academy (unincorporated Madison County)[55]
  • Juvenile Unit for Specialized Treatment (J.U.S.T.) (unincorporated Liberty County)[56]
  • Milton Girls Juvenile Residential Facility (unincorporated Santa Rosa County)[57]
  • Pensacola Boys Base (unincorporated Escambia County)[58]
  • Residential Alternative for the Mentally Challenged (RAM-C Program) (unincorporated Madison County)[59]
  • Santa Rosa Youth Academy (unincorporated Santa Rosa County)[60]
  • Twin Oaks Vocational 14-18 (unincorporated Madison County)[61]
  • Twin Oaks Vocational II[62]

Environmentally secure:

Non-secure:

  • Bristol Youth Academy (Bristol)[64]
  • Camp E-Ma-Chamee (unincorporated Santa Rosa County)[65]
  • Crestview Sex Offender Program (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[66]
  • DOVE Intensive Mental Health (IMH) Program (unincorporated Jackson County)[67]
  • DOVE Vocational Academy (unincorporated Jackson County)[68]
  • Okaloosa Borderline Development Disability Program (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[69]
  • Okaloosa Youth Academy (unincorporated Okaloosa County)[70]

South Region[edit]

Secure:

Staff and hardware secure:

  • Okeechobee Intensive Halfway House (OIHH) (unincorporated Okeechobee County)[73]
  • Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Corrections Center (unincorporated Okeechobee County)[74]
  • Okeechobee Youth Development Center (unincorporated Okeechobee County)[75]

Hardware secure:

Staff secure:

Non-secure

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ From http://www.djj.state.fl.us/docs/services/approved-operating-budget-2011-2012.pdf?sfvrsn=0
  2. ^ "FDJJ Home." Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "Leadership Contacts." Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on June 3, 2010.
  4. ^ From http://www.djj.state.fl.us/about-us/history
  5. ^ "Residential Facilities." Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on September 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "Hillsborough Intensive Residential Treatment". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Kissimmee Juvenile (SOP) Correctional Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  8. ^ "Orange Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Adolescent Residential Campus". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  10. ^ "Frances Walker Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  11. ^ "DeSoto Dual Diagnosed Correctional Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  12. ^ "Falkenburg Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  13. ^ "Gulf Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  14. ^ "Lake Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  15. ^ "New Beginnings Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  16. ^ "Palmetto Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  17. ^ "Riverside Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  18. ^ "Brevard Group Treatment Home". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  19. ^ "Britt Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  20. ^ "Les Peters Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  21. ^ "Mandala". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  22. ^ "Peace River Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  23. ^ "Price Halfway House for Girls". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  24. ^ "Youth Environmental Services". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  25. ^ "Avon Park Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  26. ^ "Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  27. ^ "Orlando Intensive Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  28. ^ "Pasco Girls Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  29. ^ "Polk Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  30. ^ "Space Coast Marine Institute". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  31. ^ "Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  32. ^ "Daytona Sex Offender Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  33. ^ "Hastings Youth Academy-Moderate Risk". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  34. ^ "Marion Juvenile Correctional Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  35. ^ "St. Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  36. ^ "Tiger Serious Habitual Offender Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  37. ^ "Alachua Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  38. ^ "Camp E-Nini-Hassee". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  39. ^ "DOVE (IMH) Program". Eckerd Youth Challenge Program (EYCP). Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  40. ^ "Impact House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  41. ^ "Nassau Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  42. ^ "Oaks Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  43. ^ "Project Step 1 & 2 Outward Bound". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  44. ^ "St. Johns Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  45. ^ "Union Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  46. ^ "Volusia Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  47. ^ "North Florida Youth Development Center (These facilities were closed as of June 1st, 2011)". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  48. ^ "Okaloosa Youth Development Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  49. ^ "Ft. Walton Adolescent Substance Abuse Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  50. ^ "Gulf Coast Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  51. ^ "Jackson Juvenile Offender Correctional Center (Facility closed as of June 1st, 2011)". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  52. ^ "Monticello New Life". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  53. ^ "Panther Success Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  54. ^ "Walton Youth Development Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  55. ^ "JoAnn Bridges Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  56. ^ "Juvenile Unit for Specialized Treatment". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  57. ^ "Milton Girls Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  58. ^ "Pensacola Boys Base". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  59. ^ "Residential Alternative for the Mentally Challenged". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  60. ^ "Santa Rosa Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  61. ^ "Twin Oaks Vocational 14-18". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  62. ^ "Twin Oaks Vocational II". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  63. ^ "West Florida Wilderness Institute". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  64. ^ "Bristol Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  65. ^ "Camp E-Ma-Chamee". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  66. ^ "Crestview Sex Offender Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  67. ^ "DOVE (IMH) Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  68. ^ "DOVE Vocational Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  69. ^ "Okaloosa Borderline Development Disability Program". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  70. ^ "Okaloosa Youth Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  71. ^ "Martin Girls Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  72. ^ "Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  73. ^ "Okeechobee Intensive Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  74. ^ "Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Corrections Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  75. ^ "Okeechobee Youth Development Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  76. ^ "Dade Juvenile Residential Facility". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  77. ^ "Big Cypress Wilderness". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  78. ^ "Crossroads Wilderness". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  79. ^ "Florida Environmental Institute/Last Chance Ranch". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  80. ^ "Pompano Substance Abuse Treatment Center". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  81. ^ "Broward Girls Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  82. ^ "Kendall CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  83. ^ "Miami Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  84. ^ "Okeechobee Girls Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  85. ^ "Thomson Academy". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  86. ^ "Goulds CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  87. ^ "Miami Halfway House". Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 

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