Juvenile Justice Education

Florida law authorizes educational services in Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) programs (s. 1003.52, F.S.) to ensure that all eligible students receive a high-quality education designed to meet their unique needs. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) acts as the lead agency for the educational component in these programs and sets standards for curriculum and other support services. FDOE is committed to providing leadership to the students in DJJ programs with an overall objective of equipping them with skills necessary for continued education and employment.

The following sections listed contain information regarding educational programs for juvenile justice.


DJJ Annual Report

The DJJ Annual Report provides information regarding the progress made toward developing effective educational programs. The report consists of recommendations for system improvement, legislated requirements of DJJ and DOE, profiles of students in DJJ and other dropout prevention programs, student outcomes, and funding of educational programs.


DJJ Bimonthly Forum

The DJJ Bimonthly Forum is a webinar conducted by Juvenile Justice Education Program Specialist, Curtis Williams, Ph.D. The dates and times of the next webinar can be found on the Meetings page, managed by the BEESS Resource and Information Center.

Effective Strategies and Student Engagement Institute Conference

The Effective Strategies and Student Engagement Institute is an annual conference sponsored by the Florida Department of Education. The major goal of the conference is to bring together partners and key stakeholders with Department of Juvenile Justice Education, Dropout Prevention, and School Attendance to help strengthen existing programs, to provide up to date professional development, and to facilitate access to resource development. For information on the dates and location of the next conference, please visit the Workshops and Conferences page managed by the Bureau of Family and Community Outreach.