Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was created in 1979
by a change in Chapter 28 of New York City's Charter. Sections
675 through 678 of the Executive Law delineate the mandate
for the Agency and its powers.
mission is to provide Non-Secure (NSD) and Secure Detention
for alleged Juvenile Delinquents (JDs) and Secure Detention
for alleged Juvenile Offenders (JOs) whose cases are pending,
along with post-adjudicated juveniles awaiting transfer
to state facilities. DJJ detains youth in structured and
secure settings. While in detention, residents receive an
array of services, such as education, health services, recreation,
and case management.