The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) was established in 1995 to serve as the single agency of State government with centralized authority for planning, policy development, and provision of services in the juvenile justice system. The JJC is committed to implementing and promoting policies and practices that improve outcomes for young people involved with the juvenile justice system, their families, and their communities.
The JJC’s three primary responsibilities are providing care, custody, and rehabilitative services to youth committed to the agency by the courts, supervising and coordinating services for youth released from custody on parole, and supporting local efforts to provide prevention and early intervention services to at-risk and court-involved youth.
Across a continuum of care, which includes secure care facilities, residential community homes, and community-based parole and transitional services, the JJC provides programming, supports, and opportunities designed to help youth grow and thrive and to become independent, productive, and law-abiding citizens.
The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) takes the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously, and in consultation with the Department of Health, has taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.. More information…
1) How to file a domestic violence restraining order; 2) resources for domestic violence victims; and 3) petitioning the court to dissolve the no contact order for defendants/juveniles released from custody due to public health emergency credits.
Recent JJC News
AG Grewal Highlights Successful Program to Support County Juvenile Detention Centers During Public Health Emergency
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa Coryell609-292-4791Citizen...
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General Juvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa Coryell609-292-4791Citizen...
AG Grewal Announces Juvenile Justice Commission’s Expansion of Ground-Breaking “Inside Circle” Program to Now Include Recently-Paroled Youth
New Jersey Leading National Effort to Bring Transformative “Healing Circle” Therapy to Youth in Residential and Community Settings For Immediate Release: March 29, 2021 Office of The Attorney General - Gurbir...
JJC Career Opportunities
#21-27 (AMENDED): Youth Worker (Various Locations – Location Preference Required – Continuous Recruitment)
This non-competitive classified position is open to applicants who meet the requirements. If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #21-27 with desired location preference, copy of college transcripts, and a current resume as indicated on the posting. This announcement was amended to remove the Green Residential Community Home location in Ringwood, NJ..
#19-435: Driver (Various Locations)
This announcement is open to applicants who possess a CDL with Class “P’ and “S” endorsements. Applicants must provide location preference(s) in cover letter and copy of CDL with endorsements. Recruitment for this title will be continuous; resumes will be accepted until all existing vacancies have been filled.