Office of Justice Services (OJS) is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating comprehensive, community-based, alternative programs to reduce the county’s over-reliance on expensive, ineffective arrest and incarceration of youth and adult offenders.
OJS provides direct services, coordination, technical assistance to local law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations, engages in community outreach, and manages the countywide data.
OJS performs this work through:
OJS provides programs and services that divert juvenile and adult offenders from the criminal justice system. This is possible through collaborative partnerships with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Broward County Children’s Services Administration, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Office of the State Attorney, Law Office of the Public Defender, and other community stakeholders.