DJJ Media Policies – DJJ Youth Privacy Statement
Generally, information concerning a youth in the Juvenile Justice system is confidential.
As a result, DJJ is not able to provide any information about any juvenile.
The Department may neither confirm nor deny that a juvenile either is or ever was in a DJJ secure facility or under DJJ supervision.
The Department does not provide photographs of current or former juvenile offenders to the public or to the media unless otherwise required by law.
This policy applies regardless of whether the juvenile is in a secure facility, is under supervision in a community setting, or is in DJJ care of any other type.
However, DJJ may provide information about a youth if we receive a release signed by the youth’s parent or legal custodian (or by the youth him/herself if at least age 18).
If you have any questions regarding the youth’s privacy rights, please contact the DJJ Office of Legal Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-508-7243.