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 Platkin and JJC announce Two Innovative Programs to Improve Police and Youth Interactions in Middlesex & Ocean Counties
For Immediate Release: March 9, 2023 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Tara OliverOAGpress@njoag.govTRENTON –...
AG Platkin Announces $130K in Funding for Boxing Programs That Provide Positive Influences, Mentorship to Youth in Atlantic City, Trenton
For Immediate Release: January 27, 2023 Office of the Attorney General - Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General State Athletic Control Board - Larry Hazzard, Sr., Commissioner For Further Information: Media Inquiries- Dan Prochilo OAGpress@njoag.gov TRENTON — Attorney...
Youth Justice Reform Continues in New Jersey
New Data shows 74 percent Drop in Use of Secure Detention for Young PeopleFor Immediate Release: December 13, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive DirectorFor...