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
Acting AG Platkin, JJC Announce Success of JJC Program Providing Former Residents with Meaningful Employment Experience in Youth Justice Arena
Recently Launched “Youth Worker Apprentice Program” Hires Former JJC ResidentsFor Immediate Release: March 2, 2022 Office of The Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D., Acting Executive...
Acting AG Bruck, JJC Announce Rules Establishing Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities Pilot Program
$8.4 million in Funding to be Distributed to Implement 2-Year Pilot Programs in Camden, Newark, Paterson, and TrentonFor Immediate Release: December 20, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney GeneralJuvenile Justice Commission- Jennifer...
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...