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DJJ in transition

As part of CJCJ’s longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at California’s state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), we have compiled 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

Data Reports

COMPSTAT Operational Performance Measures provide data on DJJ’s population, staff use of force, violence, discipline, staffing, programming, healthcare, and more. These data are broken out by facility and provided on a monthly basis for July 2010 through June 2021.

July 2010-June 2020

June 2020-December 2020

February 2020-February 2021

March 2020-March 2021

April 2020-April 2021

June 2020-June 2021

November 2020-November 2021

Senate Bill 518 Reports provide annual summaries of the number of grievances filed with the Office of the Ombudsman that pertain to DJJ. These reports list the nature of each grievance, the actions taken to address the grievance, the number of referrals made, and the number of unresolved grievances. They are available for 2010 through 2020.

County Commitment Rate Reports provide data on the number of youth committed to DJJ each year broken out by county of origin and type of committing court (juvenile vs. adult). These reports are available for 2010 through 2020.

Fiscal Year Population Reports present DJJ’s population data on a fiscal year basis broken out by facility. These reports are available for FY 2010-11 through FY 2020 – 21

Population Characteristics Reports break out DJJ’s population by age, gender, race and ethnicity, committing offense, committing county, committing court type (juvenile vs. adult), and board category. These reports are produced semi-annually. They are available for June 2010 through June 2021.

Population Overview Reports provide annual population data by race, ethnicity, gender, age, and offense. They also list counties with the largest number of DJJ commitments and include data on youths’ average length of stay broken out by gender, committing court type (juvenile vs. adult), and offense. These reports are available for 2010 through 2020.

Living Unit Population Reports provide monthly data on the number and ages of youth held in each of DJJ’s living units, including the Mental health Residential Unit, Sexual Behavior Treatment Program, and Behavior Treatment Program. These reports are available for January 2011 through July 2021.

Transition Materials

DJJ Transition Plan — February 2022