DJJ Regulations

Purpose and Overview

The Policy, Procedures, and Regulations Unit (PPR) is responsible for managing the development, revision, and adoption of policies, procedures, and regulations related to the Division of Juvenile Justice (Division) and Board of Juvenile Hearings. Any proposed policy with regulatory impact must be adopted through a rulemaking process that meets the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The regulations must be clear, consistent, necessary, have authority in law, and not duplicate or conflict with existing regulations or other provisions of law.

The Division’s regulations are codified in Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations, Divisions 4 and 4.5. Regulations shall be adopted, amended, and repealed that are lawful, enforceable, and appropriate for accomplishing the duties and functions of the Division as established by the Welfare and Institutions Code, commencing with Section 1710.

Public participation

The PPR is responsible for notifying the public regarding the amendment and adoption of regulations proposed by the Division. Anyone may submit written comments regarding proposed regulations during the announced public comment period. PPR staff conducts a public hearing to receive comments about the regulations from the public. The merits of proposed regulations are not debated during these hearings. The place and time of a public hearings is included in the Notice of Proposed Regulations for each regulatory action. Comments received from the public during the comment period will be reviewed, summarized, and responded to in the Final Statement of Reasons.

The public can submit comments regarding regulation changes in the following ways:

  • Mail written comments to us at:
    DJJ – Policy, Procedures, and Regulations Unit
    P.O. Box 588501
    Elk Grove, CA 95758-8501
  • Comments may be e-mailed to:
  • Attend the Public Hearing at the time and place announced in the Notice of Proposed Regulations

If you would like to be placed on the Division’s regulations distribution list regarding proposed changes to California Code of Regulations Title 15, Divisions 4 and 4.5, please contact the Policy, Procedures, and Regulations Unit at