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.
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.
- Developing Effective Education in the Department of Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2022-2023 (PDF)
- Developing Effective Education in the Department of Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2021-2022 (PDF)
- Developing Effective Education in the Department of Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2020-2021 (PDF)
- Developing Effective Education in the Department of Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2019-2020 (PDF)
- Developing Effective Education in the Department of Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF)
- Archived Annual Reports
State Laws and Regulations
The Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule referenced below are specific to DJJ Education.
- s. 1001.31, F.S., Scope of district system
- s. 1003.51, F.S., Other public educational services
- s. 1003.52, F.S., Educational services in Department of Juvenile Justice programs
- s. 985.622, F.S., Multiagency plan for career and professional education (CAPE)
- Rule 6A-1.099812, F.A.C., Education Accountability for Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs
- Rule 6A-1.099813, F.A.C., Education Program Improvement Process for Department of Juvenile Justice Programs
- Rule 6A-6.05281, F.A.C., Educational Programs for Students in Department of Juvenile Justice Detention, Prevention, Residential, or Day Treatment Programs
- Students Seeking to Attain a Performance-Based Exit Option High School Diploma or State of Florida High School Diploma in Juvenile Justice Education Programs - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Career and Professional Education (CAPE) and Juvenile Justice Programs TAP (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions on the Common Assessment for Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs
The Suggested Process for Entry Transition Meeting and Activities and sample forms and templates below are optional and were developed to streamline the transition process that is required by s. 1003.52(5), F.S., and Rule 6A-6.05281(5), F.A.C. The sample forms and templates can be used in their entirety or sections of the samples can be adopted to meet the needs of the DJJ program. The Educational Exit Plan is a printed copy of the Electronic Educational Exit Plan (EEEP) located in the Juvenile Justice Information System Schools Module. The EEEP is not a mandated document; however, it is a process and an electronic document developed by the DJJ Office of Education in collaboration with FDOE for students in DJJ programs to satisfy the recommended educational post-release placement component of the required Transition Plan.
- Suggested Process for Entry Transition Meeting and Activities (PDF)
- Reporting Academic Progress and Problem Solving (Word)
- Student Education Progress Monitoring Plan (Word)
- Student Education Transition Plan upon Entry (Word)
- Student Educational Input - Entrance Interview (Word)
- Education Entry Transition Meeting Notes & Checklist (Word)
- Educational Needs Assessment - Student Records (Word)
Referral Process for Students in DJJ Residential Schools Applying for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services
The flowchart provides instructions for staff in juvenile justice residential schools on how to make student referrals to VR. This referral process is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education, Division of VR and DJJ to connect students in residential programs with Pre-Employment Transition Services and ensure continuity of VR services after release.
Juvenile Justice Education Bimonthly Webinar
The Juvenile Justice Education Bimonthly Webinar is designed to offer technical assistance and support for DJJ programs. The webinars are facilitated by the Bureau of School Improvement. If you are interested in participating in the Juvenile Justice Education Bimonthly Webinar, please contact Carla Greene.