DJJ Realignment Portal
The Governor’s 2020-21 Budget gradually transfers the responsibility for managing all committed youth housed at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) from the state to local county jurisdictions. The realignment of DJJ services to the counties will eventually bring about the end of the state’s juvenile justice operations. DJJ will no longer accept new commitments after June 30, 2021, with some exceptions defined in SB 823.,
The Governors 2021-22 Budget proposes further amending SB 823 to set a defined closure date of June 30, 2023 for all DJJ facilities. This builds on the Administration’s commitment to providing more treatment and rehabilitative services for youth closer to home.
In recognition of the impacts the closure will have on staff, families, and community partners, this portal will be a hub of useful information for all.