BALANCED CONTINUUM OF SERVICES
We believe that public safety is best served by promoting the development of a balanced continuum of juvenile justice services that include prevention, intervention, probation, commitment and aftercare.
ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
We believe that all youth deserve services that are delivered in a manner that meets the highest professional and ethical standards.
THE RIGHT SERVICES THE FIRST TIME
We believe that all placement decisions should be individualized and based on the results of a comprehensive evaluation utilizing defined assessment protocols.
POLICIES AND SERVICES RESEARCH BASED
We advocate for sound legislation and Department policies/procedures that are based on research and that contribute to and supports effective juvenile justice services.