Mission

Mission

Promote partnerships and innovations that improve outcomes for juvenile offenders and their victims, that build family and community capacity to prevent delinquency, and provide analysis and expertise to state and local policymakers.

Mission for Washington’s Juvenile Justice System

  • Fairness – All hearings and decisions under the Juvenile Justice Act and all services and strategies to achieve system missions are provided in a fair and unbiased manner to all participants.
  • Community protection – All Washington’s citizens deserve to be and feel safe from crime.
  • Youth accountability – Youth offenders understand the impact of their actions on the victim and the community, accept responsibility for their actions and experience consequences that balance the impact of their actions with what will be effective for their rehabilitation.
  • Victim restoration – A juvenile who commits a crime harms the victim of the crime and the community, and thereby incurs an obligation to repair that harm to the greatest extent possible.
  • Youth rehabilitation – Juvenile offenders have strengths, are capable of change, can earn redemption, and can become responsible and productive members of their communities.

For more information on the WA-PCJJ’s Mission and Guiding Principles please visit the WA-PCJJ website.