The Data and Research Units collaborate to analyze data and evaluate the agency’s programs and initiatives to provide DJJ and its stakeholders with information to make data-driven decisions that promote the agency’s mission.
The Research Unit also monitors the approval and progress of external data requests and research partnerships.
The Data Unit works with the Department of Planning and Budget and an interagency committee to develop population forecasts for juvenile detention centers and direct care.
DJJ supports and encourages research on juvenile delinquency and on the effectiveness of programs and services intended to reduce juvenile offending. Before requesting data or proposing research, please review the Data Resource Guide and any other relevant publications that may inform your project. Click HERE for more information on how to submit a data or research request. Note: the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code do not permit DJJ to share identifiable juvenile record information for external research requests.