Juvenile Justice Education Program and Transition Services

  • Local school districts are required by Florida Statutes and Florida State Board of Education Rules to provide services to students under the supervision of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  

    Section 1003.51, Florida Statutes, and Section 1003.52, Florida Statutes set out the requirements for local school districts in terms of the provision of educational services for students under the supervision of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) who are enrolled in a DJJ Day Treatment, Prevention, Residential program or a Juvenile Detention Center.  The district school board in which the DJJ program is located must provide, or contract with another agency or a company to provide, an appropriate educational program. 

    These statutes also require school districts and the Department of Juvenile Justice to collaboratively implement transition and reentry plans to support students returning to home school districts from DJJ programs in other districts.


DJJ Contacts

Prevention & Intervention Contact

  • Dr. Michelle Gayle, Deputy Superintendent
    Professional, Intervention, and Community Services

  • Richard H. Richardson, Director II

    Division of Prevention & Intervention Services
    Department of Juvenile Justice Programs
    Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)
    Leon County Detention Center (LC Jail)
    Leon County Schools
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32304
    (850) 487-7306 office (850) 756-0431 cell
    Email: richardsonr2@leonschools.net

Last Modified on July 27, 2022