Department of Juvenile Justice

Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility

Program Description
PBJCF falls under the category of Residential Commitment. Youth adjudicated by the court are assigned by DJJ to a commitment program. Residential commitment programs include low, moderate, high, and maximum risk DJJ programs. Students reside in these programs while committed to DJJ.

Student Eligibility Criteria
Students in DJJ/Youth Service Programs are:

  • Students who have been court-adjudicated to a detention, commitment, rehabilitation, or day treatment. Commitment means any facility where the courts have adjudicated youth or have recommended placement.
  • In varying levels of commitment, and are awaiting trial or sentencing, or who are deemed neglected, dependent, or delinquent.
    Schools do not determine placement to these programs.

Evaluation Process
All students in DJJ commitment, day treatment, or early delinquency intervention programs, who have not graduated from school, shall be assessed within ten (10) school days of the student’s commitment.

Palm Beach Juvenile Correction Facility


Contact:
Mr. Timothy Abrams
Principal
timothy.abrams@palmbeachschools.org
Phone: 561-868-5391

Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center

Program Description
PBRJDC falls under the category of a detention center. Detention centers are juvenile facilities operated by DJJ that detain students while they are awaiting their court appearances or placement in a commitment facility.

Student Eligibility Criteria
Students in DJJ/Youth Service Programs are:

  • Students who have been court-adjudicated to a detention, commitment, rehabilitation, or day treatment. Commitment means any facility where the courts have adjudicated youth or have recommended placement.
  • In varying levels of commitment, and are awaiting trial or sentencing, or who are deemed neglected, dependent, or delinquent.

Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center


Contact:
Mrs. Shelia Lawrence
Assistant Principal
shelia.harveylawrence@palmbeachschools.org
Phone (561) 494-0015
Fax (561) 494-0001

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