DJJ Data

Data Collection

As part of CJCJ’s efforts tmonitor the state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), we maintain a repository of DJJ data reports since 2010. These reports, which are no longer available on the division’s public webpage, provide vital information about the composition of DJJ’s youth population, its levels of violence, and the imbalance in county rates of committing youth to DJJ.

Background

DJJ in transition

CJCJ continues its longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at DJJ by compiling a trove of otherwise unavailable reports. Since the spring of 2019, the state has not made these data public — a decision that has severely hindered efforts to monitor DJJ at a critical juncture. Governor Gavin Newsom has approved a plan to end most new admissions to DJJ beginning on July 1, 2021 and fully empty the institutions over the next several years. The data reports below can support this transition by providing decision-makers with current and historical information about DJJ’s youth population, their needs, and the programming required to serve them at the local level.

DJJ at a glance

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