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) continues to take measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 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
Juvenile Justice Commission Announces the Opening of the Essex County Restorative and Transformative Justice Hub
Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) today announced the opening of the first of four planned Restorative and Transformative Justice Hubs (RTJ Hubs) in New Jersey.
Juvenile Justice Commission Announces the Expansion of Post-Secondary Education Programs Offering Pathways to College and Careers
The JJC offers an array of programs designed to help youth grow and thrive, build resiliency, develop life skills, improve decision-making, and achieve independence.
32 Organizations Receive Financial Support to Help Reduce Community ViolenceFor Immediate Release: April 21, 2023 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive DirectorFor...