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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. "Juvenile detention officer I"

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer
    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with Juveniles is rewarding, as you get to know them. Benefits are great and the coworkers are awesome.

    Cons

    Administration needs serious work. These juveniles know how to work the system and get their way when they are non-complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your staff and know what is going on and get ideas to improve the facility as a whole. So, that the staff on the floor can work knowing they are being backed by administration.


  2. "High Risk Job With Cloudy Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work as a detention officer is to help turn some of the kids life's around. The other reason would be for the benefits.

    Cons

    Most of the seasoned staff , including supervisors. Instead of welcoming new hires instead consteadly try to get them fired or stab them in the back. Till the point they resign. A lot of other staff treat other staff very unprofessionally.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more proffessionalism at the workplace. Every employee should have each other back. Especially when it comes to to security and safety in the workplace. Regardless if you like or dislike the person.

  3. "juvenile probation officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time

    Pros

    none, this whole department needs to be shut down

    Cons

    everything, low pay, no mileage reimbursement


  4. "Salary sucks"

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer
    Current Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's the state Great benefits , flexible schedule

    Cons

    27k a year with a bachelors degree required position. It's very sad


  5. "Wrong priorities"

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    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits and having weekends off

    Cons

    I'm speaking of the Broward County area because that's where I worked .The chief and assistant chief A. Lovell are more preoccupied with gossip of the staff then the care of the juveniles. Only some supervisors actually care about the work and the turnover rate is so high that they bring in all of these juvenile probation officers and barely Give Them Enough training for the workload that they have to take on. It's truly unfortunate because it's a very big reflection of why our system is so messed up.

    Advice to Management

    Be more diligent and take more initiative on helping prior to their being bigger crisises. Actually care about your staff and their caseload instead of just gossiping in your offices and not really working until things absolutely have to be done. Take responsibility instead of blaming juvenile officers when you don't give them enough training and give them 40 plus people to visit and keep up with at least three times a month.


  6. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, lots of overtime

    Cons

    No raises, management was terrible

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management and start fresh


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Detention Officer DJJ"

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer Ll in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer Ll in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training and Reliability You know you have a job
    And you can meet several different kinds of people
    Many of your co workers start to feel like family while the rest makes you feel like someone you wish never met

    Cons

    Everything-Management is horrible Staff are just plain disrespectful and they make easy jobs very difficult
    Senior staff gets everything if you're a new staff your worthless and so is your words they never have your back and it always seems like the kids have the upper hand

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees have to say
    Get more organized
    If you're going to enforce policy at least follow the damn rules
    Stop treating your staff how you treat the youth
    We have shouldn't have to ask you for everything like can I use the restroom
    Stop wondering why your staff is leaving and start figuring out the problems we have on the job it's not the kids

  8. "Great job, horrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the children everyday
    Benefits

    Cons

    The pay isn't great unless you're in a higher position
    No advancement opportunities
    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to every employee


  9. "Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (PTO, Insurance, Pension), experience is a nice stepping stone to other careers in social work.

    Cons

    OT is a common occurrence, due to the workload it is not easy to use PTO, hard to discipline/terminate non-performing employees, etc. No raises for 6 years unless you get promoted

    Advice to Management

    This is a review of my time with DJJ that ended in 2011.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none run away this agency is terrible!!

    Cons

    Long hours, bad management, and LOW PAY!! you can make more money working at McDonalds..

    Advice to Management

    increase Pay by about $20,000


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