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Policy Platforms

The National Juvenile Justice Network provides our members and the larger reform community with policy recommendations in specific issues areas that reflect the broad consensus of the Network’s diverse membership. These policy platforms are based on established standards in the field and provide a foundation for reform efforts.

Policy platforms are developed by a committee of NJJN members from across the country, and are approved by the entire Network voting body.

Sex Offense Registration and Related Laws: Treating Youth Fairly, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2016 (updated). 

Confidentiality for Youth in the Justice System, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2016. See also our recommendations to safeguard the confidentiality of youth in the justice system. 

Confining Youth for Profit
, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, July 2015; see also our policy safeguards to protect youth who are confined in for-profit facilities

Reducing Youth Confinement
, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August, 2014

Youth in the Adult System, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2013

Safe and Effective School Disciplinary Policies and Practices, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2011

Youth Reentry/Aftercare, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, July 2010

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Systems, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, May 2010

Approaching Juvenile Justice with a Focus on Positive Youth Development, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, January 2010

Conditions of Confinement, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2009

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, National Juvenile Justice Network policy platform, August 2009