Core Positions

CJJ values and consistently strives to:

  • Promote approaches grounded in data, evidence and principles of adolescent development, to produce positive outcomes for youth, families and public safety.
  • Emphasize participation and leadership of diverse constituents, with intentional focus on engaging youth and families, leaders of color, system practitioners, community-based providers and advocates.
  • Uphold excellence, accountability, transparency, inclusion, diversity, fairness and justice in its work, both internally and externally.